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Measures of technology and the short-run responses to technology shocks
Uppsala University, Humanistisk-samhällsvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Economics.
2000 (English)Report (Other academic)
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This paper estimates technology growth using several variants of the Hall (1988, 1990) method on data for Swedish two-digit manufacturing industries. More specifically, I first apply and evaluate two different approaches to control for varying factor utilization developed by Basu et al. (1998) and Burnside et al. (1995). Second, I propose a generalization of the latter specification. Finally, the cyclical behavior of the resulting technology measure is studied and the responses of hours and output to a technology shock are estimated using a variant of the standard VAR-approach. The main finding is that a positive technology shock has, on impact, a contractionary effect on hours and non-expansionary effect on output. This finding is inconsistent with the predictions of the standard real business cycle model.

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Uppsala: Nationalekonomiska institutionen , 2000. , 62 p.
Working paper, ISSN 0284-2904
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-2501ISBN: 99-3400196-9OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-2501DiVA: diva2:128762
Available from: 2000-01-01 Created: 2000-01-01

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