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On the Long Run Effects of Public Capital and Disaggregated Public Capital on Aggregate Output

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We study the cointegration properties of data on aggregate output, five proxies for labor, two proxies for private capital, public capital, and disaggregated public capital for the United States for 1948–1993. We find evidence of multiple cointegrating vectors; we typically find three or four cointegrating vectors depending on which combination of proxies is evaluated. When public capital is disaggregated by type there is less evidence for cointegration. Finally, innovations in public capital have long lasting effects on output, labor, and private capital, and innovations to output, labor, and private capital also have long lasting effects on public capital. Copyright Kluwer Academic Publishers 1998

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  • Raymond Batina, 1998. "On the Long Run Effects of Public Capital and Disaggregated Public Capital on Aggregate Output," International Tax and Public Finance, Springer;International Institute of Public Finance, vol. 5(3), pages 263-281, July.
  • Handle: RePEc:kap:itaxpf:v:5:y:1998:i:3:p:263-281
    DOI: 10.1023/A:1008626025932
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