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Estimating the contribution of public capital with times series production functions: a case of unreliable inference


  • Christophe Hurlin


This paper assesses the magnitude of bias in reported estimates of the productive contribution of public capital stock to private factors productivity and growth. The standard approach is taken, based on a production function, in order to estimate structural parameters on simulated pseudo samples generated from a stochastic general equilibrium model.

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  • Christophe Hurlin, 2001. "Estimating the contribution of public capital with times series production functions: a case of unreliable inference," Applied Economics Letters, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 8(2), pages 99-103.
  • Handle: RePEc:taf:apeclt:v:8:y:2001:i:2:p:99-103 DOI: 10.1080/13504850150204147

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