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How Non-traded Goods May Generate Quasi-quadratic Costs for Capital Adjustment

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  • Kerk L. Phillips

    (Department of Economics, Brigham Young University)

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This paper shows that a two-tiered production structure with both traded and non-traded intermediate goods and non-traded final goods can generate a cost of capital adjustment that is very similar to the quadratic adjustment cost often assumed in single good macroeconomic models. This implies that while a quadratic loss function may seem like an ad hoc adjustment, it can be rationalized by sound theory from a more detailed model.

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  • Kerk L. Phillips, 2014. "How Non-traded Goods May Generate Quasi-quadratic Costs for Capital Adjustment," BYU Macroeconomics and Computational Laboratory Working Paper Series 2014-07, Brigham Young University, Department of Economics, BYU Macroeconomics and Computational Laboratory.
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    Keywords

    nontraded goods; adjustment costs; quadratic; capital accumulation;

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    • E22 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Consumption, Saving, Production, Employment, and Investment - - - Investment; Capital; Intangible Capital; Capacity
    • F10 - International Economics - - Trade - - - General
    • F47 - International Economics - - Macroeconomic Aspects of International Trade and Finance - - - Forecasting and Simulation: Models and Applications

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