Technology Shocks and Aggregate Fluctuations: How Well Does the Rbs Model Fit Postwar U.S. Data?
82 Pages Posted: 23 Aug 2004 Last revised: 26 Jul 2010
Date Written: July 2004
Our answer: not so well. We reach 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.
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