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Unit roots in macroeconomic time series: a post Keynesian interpretation

Gilberto Libanio

Textos para Discussão Cedeplar-UFMG from Cedeplar, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais

Abstract: The theme of unit roots in macroeconomic time series has received a great amount of theoretical and applied research in the last two decades. This paper focuses on the implications of the existence of unit roots for macroeconomic theorizing. It is argued that the presence of unit roots in GNP time series provide support to the general perspective adopted by Keynes and post Keynesians on output and employment fluctuations, on the non-neutrality of money in the long run, and on some economic policy issues.

Keywords: time series; unit roots; post Keynesian economics (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: C22 E32 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-ets, nep-hpe, nep-mac and nep-pke
Date: 2004-06
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