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Investment and Growth in Europe and in the United States in the Nineties

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  • Paola Caselli

    (Banca d'Italia, Roma)

  • Patrizio Pagano

    (Banca d'Italia, Roma)

  • Fabiano Schivardi

    (Banca d'Italia, Roma)

Abstract

The paper analyzes the sharp divergence between capital formation in the leading euro-area countries and the United States in the nineties. We estimate an investment function at the sectoral level and find evidence of a break in the coefficient linking the growth of capital stock to demand in both the euro-area and Anglo-Saxon countries, but of opposite sign: while it declined in the former, it increased in the latter. This result is partly attributable to a rise in demand uncertainty in Europe and to a decrease in the Anglo-Saxon countries in the nineties.

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  • Paola Caselli & Patrizio Pagano & Fabiano Schivardi, 2001. "Investment and Growth in Europe and in the United States in the Nineties," Rivista di Politica Economica, SIPI Spa, vol. 91(8), pages 3-36, October.
  • Handle: RePEc:rpo:ripoec:v:91:y:2001:i:8:p:3-36
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    1. António Afonso & Juan Alegre, 2011. "Economic growth and budgetary components: a panel assessment for the EU," Empirical Economics, Springer, vol. 41(3), pages 703-723, December.
    2. Paul Butzen & Catherine Fuss & Philip Vermeulen, 2002. "The impact of uncertainty on investment plans," Working Paper Research 24, National Bank of Belgium.
    3. Ulf von Kalckreuth, 2003. "Exploring the role of uncertainty for corporate investment decisions in Germany," Swiss Journal of Economics and Statistics (SJES), Swiss Society of Economics and Statistics (SSES), vol. 139(II), pages 173-206, June.
    4. Luigi Bonatti, 2004. "Fiscal transfers and distributive conflict in a simple endogenous growth model with unemployment," Working Papers (-2012) 0401, University of Bergamo, Department of Economics.
    5. Paola Caselli & Patrizio Pagano & Fabiano Schivardi, 2003. "Uncertainty and the slowdown of capital accumulation in Europe," Applied Economics, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 35(1), pages 79-89.

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    JEL classification:

    • C33 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Multiple or Simultaneous Equation Models; Multiple Variables - - - Models with Panel Data; Spatio-temporal Models
    • E22 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Consumption, Saving, Production, Employment, and Investment - - - Investment; Capital; Intangible Capital; Capacity
    • O57 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economywide Country Studies - - - Comparative Studies of Countries
    • D8 - Microeconomics - - Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainty

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