New Estimates of Government Net Capital Stocks for 22 OECD Countries 1960-2001

39 Pages Posted: 5 Jul 2005

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Date Written: 2004

Abstract

The issue of whether government capital is productive has received a great deal of recent attention. Yet empirical analyses of public capital productivity have generally been limited to the official capital stock estimates available in a small sample of countries. Alternatively, many researchers have investigated the output effects of public investment - recognizing that investment may be a poor proxy for the corresponding capital stock. This paper attempts to overcome the data shortage by providing internationally comparable capital stock estimates for 22 Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) countries.

Keywords: Capital stock, public capital, perpetual inventory method, OECD countries

JEL Classification: C82, E22, E62, H54

Suggested Citation

Kamps, Christophe, New Estimates of Government Net Capital Stocks for 22 OECD Countries 1960-2001 (2004). IMF Working Paper No. 04/67. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=752984 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.752984

Christophe Kamps (Contact Author)

European Central Bank (ECB) ( email )

Sonnemannstrasse 20
D-60314 Frankfurt am Main
Germany

HOME PAGE: http://https://www.ecb.europa.eu/pub/research/authors/profiles/christophe-kamps.en.html

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