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Technology Shocks and Aggregate Fluctuations: How Well Does the RBC Model Fit Post-War US Data?

Jordi Gali () and Pau Rabanal ()

No 4522, CEPR Discussion Papers from C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers

Abstract: Our answer: not so well. We reach that conclusion after reviewing recent research on the role of technology as a source of economic fluctuations. The bulk of the evidence suggests a limited role for aggregate technology shocks, pointing instead to demand factors as the main force behind the strong positive co-movement between output and labor input measures.

Keywords: nominal rigidities; real business cycles; real frictions; technology shocks (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: E32 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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Date: 2004-08
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