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Reexamining the cyclical behavior of the relative price of investment

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

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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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  • Beaudry, Paul & Moura, Alban & Portier, Franck, 2015. "Reexamining the cyclical behavior of the relative price of investment," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 135(C), pages 108-111.
  • 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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    Keywords

    Relative price of investment; Business cycles; Investment shocks;

    JEL classification:

    • E3 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Prices, Business Fluctuations, and Cycles

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