The Role of Output Composition in the Stabilization of U.S. Output Growth
AbstractUS output growth became much more stable over the past half-century. This paper assesses the role of changes in the composition of output | the increasing importance of stable sectors and diminishing importance of volatile sectors | in this stabilization. Our decomposition of output growth volatility by one-digit industry indicates that a bit less than half of the drop in volatility between the pre- and post-1982 periods is accounted for by compositional shifts, most notably the decline of manufacturing.
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Economic °uctuations; macroeconomic stabilization; deindustrialization; manufacturing;
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- Eggers, Andrew & Ioannides, Yannis M., 2006. "The role of output composition in the stabilization of US output growth," Journal of Macroeconomics, Elsevier, vol. 28(3), pages 585-595, September.
- E32 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Prices, Business Fluctuations, and Cycles - - - Business Fluctuations; Cycles
- E23 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Consumption, Saving, Production, Employment, and Investment - - - Production
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