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Organizational Capital and the International Co-movement of Investment

  • Alok Johri
  • Marc-Andre Letendre
  • Daqing Luo

A productivity shock leads to a large international transfer of capital and negative co-movement of investment in the typical two-country real business cycle model. Most recent models that attempt to reduce or remove this transfer produce unrealistically low investment volatility. We show that adding organizational capital to the technological environment of a relatively standard international business cycle model can ameliorate this problem. In addition we show that GHH preferences along with the above modification are sufficient to deliver positive cross-country correlations of consumption, hours, output and investment.

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Paper provided by McMaster University in its series Department of Economics Working Papers with number 2010-05.

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Length: 43 pages
Date of creation: May 2010
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Handle: RePEc:mcm:deptwp:2010-05
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