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A supply side approach for estimating a Neo-classical fixed investment model for the South African economy


  • Ackerman Maarten

    (University of Pretoria - Statistics)


Investment behaviour is influenced by a number of variables. A change in macro-econometric parameters can affect investment behaviour in a number of ways. The purpose of this study is to report the theory and estimation of an investment model for the South African economy. The model estimated in this study is mainly based on the neo-classical investment theory as part of the estimation of a consistent supply side, macro-econometric model for the South African economy. Equations for capital, fixed investment and company savings were constructed and estimated.

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  • Ackerman Maarten, 2000. "A supply side approach for estimating a Neo-classical fixed investment model for the South African economy," Econometrics 0004008, EconWPA.
  • Handle: RePEc:wpa:wuwpem:0004008
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    fixed investmet cost of capital jorgenson neo-classical;

    JEL classification:

    • L11 - Industrial Organization - - Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance - - - Production, Pricing, and Market Structure; Size Distribution of Firms
    • C81 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Data Collection and Data Estimation Methodology; Computer Programs - - - Methodology for Collecting, Estimating, and Organizing Microeconomic Data; Data Access
    • F49 - International Economics - - Macroeconomic Aspects of International Trade and Finance - - - Other
    • R38 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - Real Estate Markets, Spatial Production Analysis, and Firm Location - - - Government Policy

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