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Two Cheers for the Aggregated (S, s) Model!

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  • Richard W P Holt

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Aggregated (S;s) models purport to provide a structural, microfounded and statistically robust explanation of aggregate investment uctuations. In this paper I analyse these claims, present several empirical puzzles arising from the model and discuss hoe the model might be extended to account for these puzzles.

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  • Richard W P Holt, 2000. "Two Cheers for the Aggregated (S, s) Model!," ESE Discussion Papers 56, Edinburgh School of Economics, University of Edinburgh.
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    Keywords

    economic fluctuations; investment; factor demand; aggregated (S; s) rules; model specification;

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    • C52 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric Modeling - - - Model Evaluation, Validation, and Selection
    • E22 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Consumption, Saving, Production, Employment, and Investment - - - Investment; Capital; Intangible Capital; Capacity

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