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Household Production and International Business Cycles

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  • Canova, Fabio
  • Ubide, Angel J

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This paper investigates the effects of introducing household production in an international real business cycle model. We show how a model driven by disturbances to the household production can account for some features of international cycles. A version of the model which considers shocks to both market and household technologies seems able to reproduce the main regularities of the data. Sensitivity analysis shows that the implications of the model are robust to alternative specifications of the stochastic processes for the disturbances and to variations of the parameters within a reasonable range.

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  • Canova, Fabio & Ubide, Angel J, 1995. "Household Production and International Business Cycles," CEPR Discussion Papers 1113, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers.
  • Handle: RePEc:cpr:ceprdp:1113
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    1. Canova, Fabio & Ubide, Angel J., 1998. "International business cycles, financial markets and household production," Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, Elsevier, vol. 22(4), pages 545-572, April.
    2. Jean-Olivier Hairault, 2002. "Labor-Market Search and International Business Cycles," Review of Economic Dynamics, Elsevier for the Society for Economic Dynamics, vol. 5(3), pages 535-558, July.

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    Keywords

    Consumption Correlations; Household Production; International Business; Taste Shocks;

    JEL classification:

    • C68 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Mathematical Methods; Programming Models; Mathematical and Simulation Modeling - - - Computable General Equilibrium Models
    • E32 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Prices, Business Fluctuations, and Cycles - - - Business Fluctuations; Cycles
    • F41 - International Economics - - Macroeconomic Aspects of International Trade and Finance - - - Open Economy Macroeconomics

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