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Are Consumers Affected by Durable Goods Makers’ Financial Distress? The Case of Auto Manufacturers

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  • Sriram Venkataraman

    (Goizueta Business School, Emory University)

  • Gregor Matvos

    (University of Chicago Booth School of)

  • Chad Syverson

    (University of Chicago Booth School of)

  • Business
  • Business
  • Ali Hortacsu

    (University of Chicago)

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larger price declines than those with shorter remaining lives. These patterns do not seem to be driven solely by reduced demand from auto dealers affiliated with the troubled manufacturers.

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Paper provided by Society for Economic Dynamics in its series 2010 Meeting Papers with number 836.

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  1. Ali Hortacsu & Gregor Matvos & Chaehee Shin & Chad Syverson & Sriram Venkataraman, 2011. "Is an Automaker's Road to Bankruptcy Paved with Customers' Beliefs?," American Economic Review, American Economic Association, vol. 101(3), pages 93-97, May.
  2. Rogers, Robert P., 2013. "Bankruptcy and steel plant shutdowns," The Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance, Elsevier, vol. 53(2), pages 165-174.

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