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Business Cycles and Long-Run Growth

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  • Saint-Paul, Gilles

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In this survey, we discuss the effect of macroeconomic fluctuations on long-run growth from both a theoretical and empirical perspective. We emphasize the "opportunity cost" approach, which states that firms will intertemporally substitute productivity-enhancing activities for regular production activity during recessions. We provide aggregate evidence in favor of the opportunity-cost approach. Copyright 1997 by Oxford University Press.

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  • Saint-Paul, Gilles, 1997. "Business Cycles and Long-Run Growth," Oxford Review of Economic Policy, Oxford University Press, vol. 13(3), pages 145-153, Autumn.
  • Handle: RePEc:oup:oxford:v:13:y:1997:i:3:p:145-53
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    JEL classification:

    • E32 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Prices, Business Fluctuations, and Cycles - - - Business Fluctuations; Cycles
    • O3 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Innovation; Research and Development; Technological Change; Intellectual Property Rights
    • O4 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity

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