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Demand Uncertainty and the Capital-Labor Ratio: Evidence from the U.S. Manufacturing Sector

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  • Ghosal, Vivek

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Richard Hartman (1976) and Duncan M. Holthausen (1976) showed that firms' input choices may be affected by demand uncertainty. Specifically, uncertain demand conditions may lead to firms operating with a lower capital-ratio. This result has potentially important implications for the analysis of factor demand and factor productivity. The author constructs measures of demand uncertainty and examines the above relationship for a sample of 125 U.S. manufacturing industries. Results show that there exists a significant negative relationship between demand uncertainty and the capital-labor ratio. Copyright 1991 by MIT Press.

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Article provided by MIT Press in its journal Review of Economics & Statistics.

Volume (Year): 73 (1991)
Issue (Month): 1 (February)
Pages: 157-61

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Handle: RePEc:tpr:restat:v:73:y:1991:i:1:p:157-61

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