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Author:Beaulieu, J. Joseph 

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Optimal durable and nondurable consumption with transactions costs

Finance and Economics Discussion Series , Paper 93-12

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Integrating expenditure and income data: what to do with the statistical discrepancy?

The purpose of this paper is to build consistent, integrated datasets to investigate whether various disaggregated data can shed light on the possible sources of the statistical discrepancy. Our strategy is first to use disaggregated data to estimate consistent sets of input-output models that sum to either GDP or GDI and compare the two in order to see where the discrepancy resides. We find a few "problem" industries that appear to explain most of the statistical discrepancy. Second, we explore what combination of the expenditure data and the income data seem to produce the most sensible ...
Finance and Economics Discussion Series , Paper 2004-39

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Sectoral productivity in the United States: recent developments and the role of IT

This paper introduces new estimates of recent productivity developments in the United States, using an appropriate theoretical framework for aggregating industry MFP to sectors and the total economy. Our work sheds light on the sources of the continued strong performance of U.S. productivity since 2000. We find that the major sectoral players in the late 1990s pickup were not contributors to the more recent surge in productivity. Rather, striking gains in MFP in the finance and business service sector, a resurgence in MFP growth in the industrial sector, and an end to drops elsewhere more ...
Finance and Economics Discussion Series , Paper 2007-24

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A consistent accounting of U.S. productivity growth

This paper is an exploration in the relative performance and sources of productivity growth of U.S. private businesses across industries and legal structure. In order to assemble the disparate data from various sources to develop a coherent productivity database, we developed a general system to manage data. The paper describes this system and then applies it by building such a database. The paper presents updated estimates of gross output, intermediate input use, and value added using the BEA's GPO data set. It supplements these data with estimates of missing data on intermediate input use ...
Finance and Economics Discussion Series , Paper 2004-55

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Utilizing cross-sectional evidence in modeling aggregate time series: consumer durables with fixed costs of adjustment

Finance and Economics Discussion Series , Paper 93-13

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The effects of general inflation and idiosyncratic cost shocks on within-commodity price dispersion: evidence from microdata

Finance and Economics Discussion Series , Paper 94-12

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