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Real Business Cycles with a Human Capital Investment Sector and Endogenous Growth: Persistence, Volatility and Labor Puzzles

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  • Jing Dang

    () (State Grid Corporation of China (SGCC))

  • Max Gillman

    () (Institute of Economics - Hungarian Academy of Sciences)

  • Michal Kejak

    () (The Center for Economic Research and Graduate Education of Charles University (CERGE EI))

Abstract

An identical two-sector productivity shock causes Rybczynski (1955) and Stolper and Samuelson (1941) effects that release leisure time and initially raise the relative price of human capital investment so as to favor it over goods production. Modified by having the household sector produce human capital investment sector, the RBC model follows the international approach of Maffezzoli (2000) and so adds a second sector relative to Jones et al. (2005). This captures key major US RBC data: output growth persistence, with hump-shaped impulse responses; hump-shaped physical capital investment impulse responses; Gali's (1999) negative impulse response of labour supply; and hours volatility.

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  • Jing Dang & Max Gillman & Michal Kejak, 2011. "Real Business Cycles with a Human Capital Investment Sector and Endogenous Growth: Persistence, Volatility and Labor Puzzles," IEHAS Discussion Papers 1128, Institute of Economics, Centre for Economic and Regional Studies, Hungarian Academy of Sciences.
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    1. Gillman, Max, 2012. "AS-AD in the Standard Dynamic Neoclassical Model: Business Cycles and Growth Trends," Cardiff Economics Working Papers E2012/12, Cardiff University, Cardiff Business School, Economics Section.
    2. Max Gillman, 2013. "Lost in Translation: Unified Consumption Theory, Dynamic AS-AD, and Business Cycles," IEHAS Discussion Papers 1305, Institute of Economics, Centre for Economic and Regional Studies, Hungarian Academy of Sciences.

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    Keywords

    real business cycle; human capital; endogenous growth;

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    • E24 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Consumption, Saving, Production, Employment, and Investment - - - Employment; Unemployment; Wages; Intergenerational Income Distribution; Aggregate Human Capital; Aggregate Labor Productivity
    • E32 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Prices, Business Fluctuations, and Cycles - - - Business Fluctuations; Cycles
    • O41 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity - - - One, Two, and Multisector Growth Models

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