How non-traded goods may generate quasi-quadratic costs for capital adjustment
Kerk Phillips ()
Economics Letters, 2015, vol. 127, issue C, 24-26
This paper shows that a two-tiered production structure with both traded and non-traded intermediate goods and non-traded final goods can generate a cost of capital adjustment that is very similar to the quadratic adjustment cost often assumed in single good macroeconomic models. This implies that while a quadratic loss function may seem like an ad hoc adjustment, it can be rationalized by sound theory from a more detailed model.
Keywords: Nontraded goods; Adjustment costs; Quadratic; Capital accumulation (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: E22 F10 F47 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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