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The Response of Hours to a Technology Shock: Evidence Based on Direct Measures of Technology


Lawrence J. Christiano


Northwestern University; Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland; Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago; Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis; National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

Martin Eichenbaum


Northwestern University; National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

Robert Vigfusson


Federal Reserve Board - Trade and Quantitative Studies

December 2003

FRB International Finance Discussion Paper No. 790

Abstract:     
We investigate what happens to hours worked after a positive shock to technology, using the aggregate technology series computed in Basu, Fernald and Kimball (1999). We conclude that hours worked rise after such a shock.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 16

Keywords: Productivity, long-run identifying assumption, Granger-causality

JEL Classification: E24, E32, O3

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Date posted: January 25, 2004  

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Christiano, Lawrence J. and Eichenbaum, Martin and Vigfusson, Robert, The Response of Hours to a Technology Shock: Evidence Based on Direct Measures of Technology (December 2003). FRB International Finance Discussion Paper No. 790. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=488903 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.488903

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