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The Impact of Uncertainty and Sunk Costs on Firm Dynamics and Industry Structure: Evidence from the U.S. Manufacturing Sector

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  • Ghosal, V.

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Motivated by relatively recent theoretical contributions on the role played by uncertainty, sunk costs and technological change in influencing entry, exit and industry structure, we conduct an empirical analysis covering 267 U.S. manufacturing industries over the period 1963-1992.

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Paper provided by U.S. Department of Justice - Antitrust Division in its series Papers with number 01-1.

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Length: 49 pages
Date of creation: 2001
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Handle: RePEc:fth:usjuat:01-1

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Keywords: INFORMATION ; TECHNOLOGICAL CHANGE ; FINANCING;

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  1. Ciaran Driver & Paul Temple & Giovanni Urga, 2005. "Contrasts Between Classes of Assets in Fixed Investment Equations as a Way of Testing Real Option Theory," School of Economics Discussion Papers 0805, School of Economics, University of Surrey.
  2. Cobham, Alex, 2001. "EMU, Monetary Policy and the Role of Financial Constraints," EIFC - Technology and Finance Working Papers 6, United Nations University, Institute for New Technologies.

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