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Price and Investment Dynamics: An Empirical Analysis of Plant Level Data

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  • Lundin, Magnus

    (Department of Economics)

  • Gottfries, Nils

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    (Department of Economics)

  • Lindström, Tomas

    (Konjunkturinstitutet)

Abstract

Price and investment equations are estimated using a unique data set for Swedish manufacturing plants. The empirical specification is based on a theoretical model of a financially constrained firm selling its output in a customer market. We find that, as predicted by our theoretical model, prices respond strongly to cost shocks but are not much affected by variations in demand and high predetermined investment is associated with a higher price.

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Paper provided by Uppsala University, Department of Economics in its series Working Paper Series with number 2004:7.

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Length: 41 pages
Date of creation: 18 Jun 2004
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Publication status: Forthcoming in Journal of Money, Credit, and Banking, 2008.
Handle: RePEc:hhs:uunewp:2004_007

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  1. Blomquist, Sören & Christiansen, Vidar, 2004. "Taxation and Heterogeneous Preferences," Working Paper Series 2004:9, Uppsala University, Department of Economics.
  2. Österholm, Pär, 2004. "Estimating the Relationship between Age Structure and GDP in the OECD Using Panel Cointegration Methods," Working Paper Series 2004:13, Uppsala University, Department of Economics.

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