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Estimating the Capital Stock

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  • José A. Hernández

    () (University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria)

  • Ignacio Mauleón

    () (University Rey Juan Carlos)

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Econometric estimates of the capital stock and the depreciation rate for the Spanish economy in the period 1970-1997, are presented. The methodology is based on the estimation of the production function, yielding a window for the depreciation rate between 5.5% and 6.5%. Methods to make the depreciation rate dependent on a set of variables, and to blend prior and sample information, are discussed and implemented. The unidenti...ability of the initial capital stock is also analysed.

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  • José A. Hernández & Ignacio Mauleón, 2002. "Estimating the Capital Stock," Documentos de trabajo conjunto ULL-ULPGC 2002-03, Facultad de Ciencias Económicas de la ULPGC.
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    1. Ivan Todorov & Kalina Durova, 2016. "Economic Growth of Bulgaria and Its Determinants," Economic Studies journal, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences - Economic Research Institute, issue 4, pages 3-35.
    2. Ivan Todorov, 2016. "Supply-Side Factors of Economic Growth in Bulgaria," Economic Alternatives, University of National and World Economy, Sofia, Bulgaria, issue 2, pages 159-174, June.
    3. Grech, Aaron George, 2004. "Estimating the output gap for the Maltese economy," MPRA Paper 33663, University Library of Munich, Germany.

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    Estimation of the capital stock; prior information; variable depreciation rate;

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