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Capital utilization and habit formation in a small open economy model

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  • Marc-André Letendre

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This paper shows the effects of endogenous capital utilization and habit formation in consumption on the predictions of a small open economy model calibrated to Canada. Capital utilization improves the fit of the model by increasing the volatility of output, investment, and hours worked, while habit formation improves the fit of the model by improving the dynamic properties of consumption and the current account. It is also shown that while shocks to the world interest rate sometimes improve the fit of the baseline model, they do not improve the fit of the model with capital utilization and habit formation.

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  • Marc-André Letendre, 2004. "Capital utilization and habit formation in a small open economy model," Canadian Journal of Economics, Canadian Economics Association, vol. 37(3), pages 721-741, August.
  • Handle: RePEc:cje:issued:v:37:y:2004:i:3:p:721-741
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    1. Monteiro, Goncalo & Cook, Adam & Dey, Sanjoy, 2013. "Optimal tax policy under habit formation and capital utilization," Journal of Macroeconomics, Elsevier, vol. 37(C), pages 230-248.
    2. Shu-Hua Chen, 2012. "On the Growth and Stability Effects of Habit Formation and Durability in Consumption," Annals of Economics and Finance, Society for AEF, vol. 13(2), pages 283-298, November.
    3. Tiryaki, S. Tolga, 2014. "Sectoral asymmetries in a small open economy," Economic Modelling, Elsevier, vol. 43(C), pages 465-475.
    4. Douch, Mohamed, 2004. "Equity Premiums In Small Open Economy," MPRA Paper 14613, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    5. Zhao, Yan, 2013. "Borrowing constraints and the trade balance–output comovement," Economic Modelling, Elsevier, vol. 32(C), pages 34-41.
    6. Zuzana Janko, "undated". "Reexamination of Real Business Cycles in A Small Open Economy," Working Papers 2008-15, Department of Economics, University of Calgary, revised 11 Jan 2008.
    7. James M. Nason & Takashi Kano, 2004. "Business Cycle Implications of Habit Formation," Econometric Society 2004 Far Eastern Meetings 619, Econometric Society.
    8. Michel Normandin & Martin Boileau, 2004. "The Current Account and the Interest Differential In Canada," Cahiers de recherche 04-09, HEC Montréal, Institut d'économie appliquée.
    9. Dmitriev, Alexandre & Roberts, Ivan, 2012. "International business cycles with complete markets," Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, Elsevier, vol. 36(6), pages 862-875.
    10. Zhao, Yan & Guo, Shen & Liu, Xingfei, 2014. "Trading frictions and consumption-output comovement," Journal of Macroeconomics, Elsevier, vol. 42(C), pages 229-240.

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    JEL classification:

    • E32 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Prices, Business Fluctuations, and Cycles - - - Business Fluctuations; Cycles
    • F32 - International Economics - - International Finance - - - Current Account Adjustment; Short-term Capital Movements

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