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|Title:||Equity prices, productivity growth and the "new economy"|
|Keywords:||New economy, productivity, economic growth, and equity prices.|
|Citation:||Economics and Finance Working papers, Brunel University, 03-04|
|Abstract:||The increase in equity prices over the 1990s has to a large degree been attributed to permanently higher productivity growth that is derived from the ‘new economy’ and related research and development (R&D) expenditures. This paper establishes a rational expectations model of technology innovations and equity prices, which shows that under plausible assumptions, productivity advances can only have temporary effects on fundamentals of equity prices. Using data on R&D capital and fixed capital productivity for 11 OECD countries, the evidence give strong support for the model by suggesting that technology innovations indeed have only temporary effects on equity returns|
|Appears in Collections:||Economics and Finance|
Dept of Economics and Finance Research Papers
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