ON THE EFFECTS OF TECHNOLOGY SHOCKS OVER LABOR INPUT AT BUSINESS-CYCLE FREQUENCIES: AN EMPIRICAL NOTE

Matheus Albergaria de Magalhães, Paulo Picchetti

Resumo


In the last years, there has been a heated debate over the empirical adequacy of Real-Business-Cycle (RBC) models (GALÍ, 1999; CHRISTIANO; EICHENBAUM; VIGFUSSON, 2003; FRANCIS; RAMEY, 2005). In this empirical note, we check the robustness of some of the main results obtained in this strand of the literature. Our contribution is twofold: first, we provide robust results by using different data sources; second, we show that the results related to labor input’s dynamic pattern over business-cycle horizons are sensitive to the way labor input is modelled. The results obtained favor specifications where labor input is modelled as growth rates. These results may help distinguishing the most desirable empirical specifications to be employed over the debate in the future.

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Technology shocks; Business cycles; RBC models

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.22456/2176-5456.21385



 
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Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul
Faculdade de Ciências Econômicas
Revista Análise Econômica
ISSN 0102-9924 / e-ISSN 2176-5456