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Subequilibrium in the North American Steel Industries: A Study of Short Run Biases from Regulation and Utilisation Fluctuations

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  • Morrison, Catherine

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The purpose of this paper has been to develop a short-run framework for assessment of various biases, including technical, output or "scale," utilization, and regulatory biases, to address questions about the impacts of exogenous shocks on firm behavior. This framework was then used to assess issues about the effects of regulation, utilization, output demand fluctuations, and technical change on the structure of the steel industry. The theoretical development as well as the application to the U.S. and Canadian steel industries indicate the wide-ranging applications of such a framework. Copyright 1988 by Royal Economic Society.

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Article provided by Royal Economic Society in its journal The Economic Journal.

Volume (Year): 98 (1988)
Issue (Month): 391 (June)
Pages: 390-411

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Handle: RePEc:ecj:econjl:v:98:y:1988:i:391:p:390-411

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  1. Morrison Paul, Catherine J. & Siegel, Donald, 1997. "Automation Or Openness?: Technology And Trade Impacts On Costs And Labor Composition In The Food System," Proceedings: Strategy and Policy in the Food System: Emerging Issues, June 20-21, 1996, Washington, D.C. 25940, Regional Research Project NE-165 Private Strategies, Public Policies, and Food System Performance.
  2. Kaustuva Barik, 2005. "Capacity Utilization in Indian Paper Industry," Microeconomics 0503001, EconWPA.
  3. Swagel, Phillip, 2000. "Union behavior, industry rents, and optimal policies," International Journal of Industrial Organization, Elsevier, vol. 18(6), pages 925-947, August.
  4. Catherine J. Morrison, 1989. "Markup Behavior in Durable and Nondurable Manufacturing: A production Theory Approach," NBER Working Papers 2941, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
  5. Sang V Nguyen & Edward C Kokkelenberg, 1988. "Modelling Technical Progress And Total Factor Productivity: A Plant Level Example," Working Papers 88-4, Center for Economic Studies, U.S. Census Bureau.
  6. Ray, Subhash C. & Kim, Hiung Joon, 1995. "Cost efficiency in the US steel industry: A nonparametric analysis using data envelopment analysis," European Journal of Operational Research, Elsevier, vol. 80(3), pages 654-671, February.

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