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Investment Frictions and the Relative Price of Investment Goods in an Open Economy Model

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  • Parantap Basu

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  • Christoph Thoenissen

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Is the relative price of investment goods a good proxy for investment frictions? We analyze investment frictions in an open economy, flexible price, two-country model and show that when the relative price of investment goods is endogenously determined in such a model, the relative price of investment can actually rise in response to a reduction in investment frictions. Only when the model is driven by TFP shocks do we observe a data congruent negative correlation between investment and the relative price of investment goods.

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  • Parantap Basu & Christoph Thoenissen, 2007. "Investment Frictions and the Relative Price of Investment Goods in an Open Economy Model," CDMA Working Paper Series 200704, Centre for Dynamic Macroeconomic Analysis, revised 15 Aug 2007.
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    1. Thoenissen, Christoph, 2011. "Exchange Rate Dynamics, Asset Market Structure, And The Role Of The Trade Elasticity," Macroeconomic Dynamics, Cambridge University Press, vol. 15(01), pages 119-143, February.

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    Keywords

    Investment frictions; investment specific technological progress; total factor productivity; relative price of investment goods terms of trade.;

    JEL classification:

    • E22 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Consumption, Saving, Production, Employment, and Investment - - - Investment; Capital; Intangible Capital; Capacity
    • E32 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Prices, Business Fluctuations, and Cycles - - - Business Fluctuations; Cycles
    • F41 - International Economics - - Macroeconomic Aspects of International Trade and Finance - - - Open Economy Macroeconomics

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