Technology, growth and the business cycle

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Using a partial equilibrium model that allows for factor hoarding, I construct series on input utilization rates for ten OECD countries. These series are used in growth accounting computations of total factor productivity which filter out cyclical variations in input utilization rates. The main findings are as follows: (i) adjusted Solow residuals grow consistently faster than standard measures; (ii) the variability of the adjusted Solow residual is in some cases smaller than the standard residual's; (iii) adjusted Solow residuals are less procyclical than standard residuals, and fare better at usual exogeneity tests; (iv) supply shocks are no more synchronized between European countries than elsewhere; and (v) observed increased output synchronization in Europe is due to demand factors.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)65-80
Number of pages16
JournalJournal of Monetary Economics
Volume44
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1999

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Solow residual
Business cycles
Utilization rate
European countries
Partial equilibrium model
Synchronization
Exogeneity
Filter
Total factor productivity
Growth accounting
Supply shocks
OECD countries
Factors
Factor demand

Keywords

  • E32
  • F41
  • Factor hoarding
  • International business cycle
  • O47
  • Solow residuals

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Finance
  • Economics and Econometrics

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Technology, growth and the business cycle. / Imbs, Jean.

In: Journal of Monetary Economics, Vol. 44, No. 1, 01.01.1999, p. 65-80.

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