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Countercyclical Markups and News-Driven Business Cycles

  • Oscar Pavlov

    (School of Economics, University of Adelaide)

  • Mark Weder

    ()

    (School of Economics, University of Adelaide)

The standard one-sector real business cycle model is unable to generate expectations-driven business cycles. The current paper shows that this conundrum can be solved by adding countercyclical markups and modest capital adjustment costs.

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Paper provided by University of Adelaide, School of Economics in its series School of Economics Working Papers with number 2011-28.

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Length: 16 pages
Date of creation: Jul 2011
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Handle: RePEc:adl:wpaper:2011-28
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