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Replication data for: Are Technology Improvements Contractionary?

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  • Basu, Susanto
  • Fernald, John G.
  • Kimball, Miles S.
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  • Abstract

    Yes. We construct a measure of aggregate technology change, controlling for aggregation effects, varying utilization of capital and labor, nonconstant returns, and imperfect competition. On impact, when technology improves, input use and nonresidential investment fall sharply. Output changes little. With a lag of several years, inputs and investment return to normal and output rises strongly. The standard one-sector real-business-cycle model is not consistent with this evidence. The evidence is consistent, however, with simple sticky-price models, which predict the results we find: when technology improves, inputs and investment generally fall in the short run, and output itself may also fall. (JEL E22, E32, O33)
  • Is supplement to
    DOI: 10.1257/aer.96.5.1418 (Text)
  • Basu, Susanto, John G Fernald, and Miles S Kimball. “Are Technology Improvements Contractionary?” American Economic Review 96, no. 5 (November 2006): 1418–48.
    • ID: 10.1257/aer.96.5.1418 (DOI)

Update Metadata: 2020-05-18 | Issue Number: 2 | Registration Date: 2019-12-07

Basu, Susanto; Fernald, John G.; Kimball, Miles S. (2006): Replication data for: Are Technology Improvements Contractionary?. Version: V0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.