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Modelling Entry Costs: Does It Matter For Business Cycle Transmission?

  • Lilia Cavallari

    (Università degli Studi di Roma Tre)

This paper studies the business cycle implications of entry costs in a dynamic stochastic general equilibrium model with firm entry and nominal rigidity. Simulations show that my baseline model matches the dynamics observed in the data fairly well. Remarkably, it overcomes the well-known di¢ culties of business cycle models in reproducing the persistence, smoothness and cyclicality of macroeconomic aggregates. I stress that capital entry costs are essential for these results.

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Paper provided by CREI Università degli Studi Roma Tre in its series Working Papers with number 0712.

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Length: 22 pages
Date of creation: 2012
Date of revision: 2012
Handle: RePEc:rcr:wpaper:07_12
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