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Real Business Cycles and the Lucas Paradigm

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  • Froyen, Richard T
  • Waud, Roger N

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When the Lucas paradigm is generalized to include real effects, the effects of real factors and monetary factors on the business cycle are always interrelated. Furthermore, in such m odels, monetary factors can affect the long-run behavior of real outp ut, contrary to the commonly held view that they cannot. Real busines s cycle models and Lucas-type models are different paradigms, but not in the sense of real versus monetary. Rather, interrelationships bet ween real and monetary factors are intrinsic to the Lucas paradigm, w hereas the real business cycle literature implies a dichotomy between real and monetary factors. Copyright 1988 by Oxford University Press.

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  • Froyen, Richard T & Waud, Roger N, 1988. "Real Business Cycles and the Lucas Paradigm," Economic Inquiry, Western Economic Association International, vol. 26(2), pages 183-201, April.
  • Handle: RePEc:oup:ecinqu:v:26:y:1988:i:2:p:183-201
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