Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/238159
Authors: 
Girardi, Daniele
Year of Publication: 
2021
Series/Report no.: 
Working Paper No. 2021-11
Publisher: 
University of Massachusetts, Department of Economics, Amherst, MA
Abstract: 
This paper surveys the neoclassical theory of aggregate investment and its criticisms. We identify four main strands in neoclassical investment theory: (i) the traditional Wicksellian model; (ii) the Fisherian "array-of-opportunities" approach; (iii) the Jorgensonian model; (iv) the now prevailing adjustment cost models. We summarize each approach, discuss the main conceptual issues, and highlight similarities and differences between them. We also provide a systematic summary and discussion of the main criticisms that have been leveled at each of these models and highlight some unresolved theoretical issues.
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Working Paper

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