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Economic Resilience and the Dynamics of Capital Stock

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  • F. J. Escribá-Pérez

    () (Universitat de València (Spain))

  • M. J. Murgui-García

    () (Universitat de València (Spain))

  • J. R. Ruiz-Tamarit

    () (Universitat de València (Spain) and IRES (UCLouvain))

Abstract

The role of capital stock in measuring resilience is investigated. Based on the current and potential growth paths we propose new indexes to better measure the characteristics associated with resilience: adaptability and resistance to shocks. The dynamics of capital instead of employment is used as a proxy for economic welfare, considered ideal to represent the evolution of economic systems. The two series of capital stock for the US and Spanish economies, associated with the short-run and the long-run trajectories, allows us to empirically compute the indexes and draw conclusions about their ability to resist shocks and absorb their effects.

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  • F. J. Escribá-Pérez & M. J. Murgui-García & J. R. Ruiz-Tamarit, 2018. "Economic Resilience and the Dynamics of Capital Stock," Discussion Papers (IRES - Institut de Recherches Economiques et Sociales) 2018017, Université catholique de Louvain, Institut de Recherches Economiques et Sociales (IRES).
  • Handle: RePEc:ctl:louvir:2018017
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    Keywords

    Adaptability; Capital; Growth; Resilience; Resistance;

    JEL classification:

    • E22 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Consumption, Saving, Production, Employment, and Investment - - - Investment; Capital; Intangible Capital; Capacity
    • O10 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - General
    • R11 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - General Regional Economics - - - Regional Economic Activity: Growth, Development, Environmental Issues, and Changes

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