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  • Marco Maffezzoli

    (IGIER)

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Standard international real business cycle models are generally unable to replicate the observed comovements of all the main aggregate variables: in particular, they generate low or negative international comovements in output, investment, and labour. I simulated a two-country, two-sector stochastic endogenous growth model that embodies an externality linking human capital across countries. This model is able to reproduce positive international correlations for all the main variables, and is partially able to reproduce their ranking. These results are robust to changes in the entire set of parameters, as shown in a global sensitivity analysis performed by applying Canova's methodology.

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Paper provided by Review of Economic Dynamics in its series Technical Appendices with number maffezzoli00.

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Length: 31 pages
Date of creation: May 1998
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Note: The original article was published in the Review of Economic Dynamics, volume 3 (2000), pages 137-165
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Keywords: stochastic growth models; international comovements; investment comovements; human capital; knowledge spillovers;

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  2. Jang-Ting Guo & Sharon G. Harrison, 2008. "Indeterminacy with No-Income-Effect Preferences and Sector-Specific Externalities," Working Papers 200809, University of California at Riverside, Department of Economics, revised Jul 2008.
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  6. Paccagnini, Alessia, 2010. "DSGE Model Validation in a Bayesian Framework: an Assessment," MPRA Paper 24509, University Library of Munich, Germany.
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