Dufwenberg, Martin Koskenkylä, Heikki Södersten, Jan
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Bank of Finland Discussion Papers No. 8/1994
Bank of Finland, Helsinki
This paper analyzes the accumulation of fixed productive capital in the manufacturing industries in Denmark, Finland, Norway, and Sweden over the years 1965-1990.Particular attention is given to the effect of taxes on this process.The following conclusions appear fairly robust across countries: Cointegrating long-run relationships can be found within the framework of the neo-classical model.The error-correction estimations indicate that investment is relatively sensitive to economic shocks.Taxes seem not to have had significant effects on long-run capital levels nor on the timing of investment behavior.