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dc.contributor.authorPessôa, Samuel de Abreu
dc.date.accessioned2014-11-03T10:46:36Z
dc.date.available2014-11-03T10:46:36Z
dc.date.issued2004-05-13
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10438/12319
dc.description.abstractThis paper estimates the elasticity of substitution of an aggregate production function. The estimating equation is derived from the steady state of a neoclassical growth model. The data comes from the PWT in which different countries face different relative prices of the investment good and exhibit different investment-output ratios. Then, using this variation we estimate the elasticity of substitution. The novelty of our approach is that we use dynamic panel data techniques, which allow us to distinguish between the short and the long run elasticity and handle a host of econometric and substantive issues. In particular we accommodate the possibility that different countries have different total factor productivities and other country specific effects and that such effects are correlated with the regressors. We also accommodate the possibility that the regressors are correlated with the error terms and that shocks to regressors are manifested in future periods. Taking all this into account our estimation resuIts suggest that the Iong run eIasticity of substitution is 0.7, which is Iower than the eIasticity that had been used in previous macro-deveIopment exercises. We show that this lower eIasticity reinforces the power of the neoclassical mo deI to expIain income differences across countries as coming from differential distortions.eng
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherEscola de Pós-Graduação em Economia da FGVpor
dc.relation.ispartofseriesSeminários de pesquisa econômica da EPGEpor
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dc.subjectDynamic panel dataeng
dc.subjectEIasticity of substitutioneng
dc.subjectDemand for investmenteng
dc.titleElasticity of substitution between capital and labor: a panel data approacheng
dc.typeWorking Papereng
dc.subject.areaEconomiapor
dc.contributor.unidadefgvEscolas::EPGEpor
dc.subject.bibliodataElasticidade (Economia)por
dc.subject.bibliodataDemanda (Teoria econômica)por
dc.contributor.affiliationFGV


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