Investment-specific technology shocks and consumption
Francesco Furlanetto () and
No 2010/30, Working Paper from Norges Bank
Current business cycle models systematically underestimate the correlation between consumption and investment. One reason for this failure is that a positive investment-specific technology shock generally induces a negative consumption response. The objective of this paper is to investigate whether positive consumption responses to investment-specific technology shocks can be obtained in a modern business cycle model. We find that the answer to this question is yes. With a combination of nominal rigidities and non-separable preferences, the consumption response is positive for general parameterisations of the model.
Keywords: Investment-specific technology shocks; Consumption; GHH preferences; Nominal rigidities; Comovement. (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: E32 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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