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By Werner Smolny

A macroeconomic disequilibrium version is constructed for the Federal Republic of Germany. beginning with a microeconomic version of firm's behaviour, the optimum dynamic adjustment of employment and funding is derived. The version of the enterprise is complemented by means of an explicite aggregation method which permits to derive macroeconomic kinfolk. The version is envisioned with macroeconomic info for the Federal Republic of Germany. a tremendous function is the constant creation of dynamic adjustment right into a version of the company. a brand new process is the actual strategy of a behind schedule adjustment of employment and funding. The estimation effects express major underutilizations of labour and capital and point out the significance of provide constraints for imports and exports. because the such a lot admired consequence, they show the significance of the gradual adjustment of employment and funding for the macroeconomic scenario in Germany and particularly for the patience of excessive unemployment within the eighties.

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Changing capacity causes nonlinear adjustment costs. These adjustment costs result from installation costs and imperfect factor markets in the short run. In most cases, they are related to gross changes in capital, but the qualitative results do not change much, if they refer to net investment. 139 Usually it is assumed that marginal adjustment costs are increasing with investment. The optimization problem of the firm can then be represented by max Ej= [pt·Y(Kt,It)-C(It)] ·exp(-r·t)dt -Kt,I, subject to: to oKt 7ft = It - 6 .

2 Specification of adjustment costs In the following, a simple model for adjustment costs is developed. In the later part of this section, the model will be extended to include some of the most important aspects of the adjustment behaviour of firms. The firms objective is to maximize expected value V, the present value of future profits. For discrete time formalization this is given by = E L [p, . Y(X,) 00 max V ..... x. ,=0 w, . X, - C(I,)] . 32) 147 A simil8l' model has been analyzed by Abel (1981b) and additional empirical results are presented by Shapiro (1986&, 1986b).

U5 For this procedure, the micro-markets must be defined sufficiently narrow to exclude structural imbalances within the market. A simple model with households and firms only can be outlined to demonstrate the procedure. Taken into account the inefficiency of markets and the assumptions economy switches to a situation of repressed inHation. g. Dreze (1975) and Smithin, Tu (1987). 112 See Malinvaud (1977). g. Muellbauer, Portes (1978), Honkapobja, Ito (1980), and Bohm (1989). Investment in disequilibrium models is analyzed by Malinvaud (1982b, 1983), Lambert, Mulkay (1987) and Sneesens (1987a,b).

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