Indeterminacy, capital maintenance expenditures and the business cycle
Dou Jiang ()
Economic Modelling, 2017, vol. 61, issue C, 432-438
This paper examines how maintenance expenditures affect the occurrence of indeterminacy in a two-sector model economy, motivated by the empirical fact that equipment and structures are maintained and repaired. McGrattan and Schmitz's (1999) survey on ‘Capital and Repair Expenditures’ in Canada indicates that maintenance expenditures account for a substantial fraction of output and new investment. It is shown that the endogenous maintenance expenditures reduce the requirement of the degree of increasing returns to scale to generate sunspot equilibria. In fact, the minimum level of the returns to scale required could be as low as 1.0179. This aspect is important since empirical works such as Basu and Fernald (1997) suggest that returns to scale is close to constant.
Keywords: Indeterminacy; Maintenance expenditures; Business cycles (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: E32 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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