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Growth theories and the persistence of output fluctuations. The case of Austria

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  • Ragacs, Christian
  • Steinberger, Thomas
  • Zagler, Martin

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The paper analyses the degree of output persistence in GDP in order to empirically discriminate between the Solow growth model, the perfect competition endogenous growth model, the imperfect competition endogenous growth model, and the subcase of a multiple equilibria model of endogenous growth for the case of Austria. We find that a temporary shock in the growth rate of output induces a permanent and larger effect on the level of GDP. This leads us to refute the Solow growth model and the perfect competition model. We find strong empirical support for the imperfect competition growth model, but cannot fully rule out the possibility of multiple equilibria growth rates.

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  • Ragacs, Christian & Steinberger, Thomas & Zagler, Martin, 1998. "Growth theories and the persistence of output fluctuations. The case of Austria," Department of Economics Working Paper Series 60, WU Vienna University of Economics and Business.
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    Keywords

    Austria; output persistence; endogenous growth; univariate time series analysis;
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    JEL classification:

    • C22 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Single Equation Models; Single Variables - - - Time-Series Models; Dynamic Quantile Regressions; Dynamic Treatment Effect Models; Diffusion Processes
    • O47 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity - - - Empirical Studies of Economic Growth; Aggregate Productivity; Cross-Country Output Convergence
    • O52 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economywide Country Studies - - - Europe

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