The Influence of Uncertainty on UK Manufacturing Investment
AbstractThis paper reports the results of including proxies for growth and inflation uncertainty in an accelerator-style investment equation, set up in "error-correction" form, for U.K. manufacturing plant and machinery expenditure. The uncertainty proxies are constructed as cross-section dispersion indices of independent economic forecasts. The results confirm the importance of output growth uncertainty as a (negative) determinant of capital formation. Inflation uncertainty was found to have a short-run influence only. Copyright 1991 by Royal Economic Society.
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Volume (Year): 101 (1991)
Issue (Month): 409 (November)
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