Technology Shocks and Aggregate Fluctuations : How Well Does the RBC Model Fit Postwar U.S. Data?

Author/Editor:

Jordi Gali Garreta ; Pau Rabanal

Publication Date:

December 1, 2004

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Summary:

Our answer: Not so well. We reached that conclusion after reviewing recent research on the role of technology as a source of economic fluctuations. The bulk of the evidence suggests a limited role for aggregate technology shocks, pointing instead to demand factors as the main force behind the strong positive comovement between output and labor input measures.

Series:

Working Paper No. 04/234

Subject:

English

Publication Date:

December 1, 2004

ISBN/ISSN:

9781451875652/1018-5941

Stock No:

WPIEA2342004

Price:

$15.00 (Academic Rate:$15.00)

Format:

Paper

Pages:

67

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