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Reexamining the cyclical behavior of the relative price of investment

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  • Beaudry, Paul
  • Moura, Alban
  • Portier, Franck

We document the cyclical behavior of the relative price of investment goods for the US economy over the last fifty years. There is no robust evidence that this relative price is countercyclical. For the post-1983 period, it is predominantly procyclical.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Economics Letters.

Volume (Year): 135 (2015)
Issue (Month): C ()
Pages: 108-111

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Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolet:v:135:y:2015:i:c:p:108-111
DOI: 10.1016/j.econlet.2015.05.011
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