Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/144321
Authors: 
De Bock, Reinout
Year of Publication: 
2007
Series/Report no.: 
Working Paper Research 108
Abstract: 
This paper studies the implications of technical progress through investment-specific technical change in a business cycle model with search and matching frictions and endogenous job destruction. The interaction between the capital formation needed to reap the benefits of an investment-specific technology shock and gradual labor-market matching, generates hump-shaped, persistent responses in output, vacancies, and unemployment. The endogenous job destruction decision also leads to small but persistent endogenous fluctuations in total factor productivity. Simulations suggest a limited role for investment-specific technology shocks as a source of business cycle fluctuations compared to a standard real business cycle model.
Subjects: 
LaborMarket Frictions
Investment-specific Technology Shocks
Business Cycles
JEL: 
E24
E32
J64
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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