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Factor Prices, Employment and Investment in U.K. and West German Manufacturing

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  • Dinenis, Elias
  • Funke, Michael

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This paper investigates the empirical performance of a system of investment and employment equations for the U.K. and West German manufacturing sectors. The distinguishing feature of the model is the assumption that firms face adjustment costs in changing the stock of capital and labor and that these costs are interrelated. That makes the employment and investment decisions of the firm interdependent, with employment being determined by investment and vice versa. The empirical implementation of the model for both countries is satisfactory and outperforms a rival model in which employment and investment decisions are made separately. Copyright 1994 by Blackwell Publishers Ltd and The Victoria University of Manchester

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  • Dinenis, Elias & Funke, Michael, 1994. "Factor Prices, Employment and Investment in U.K. and West German Manufacturing," The Manchester School of Economic & Social Studies, University of Manchester, vol. 62(4), pages 412-424, December.
  • Handle: RePEc:bla:manch2:v:62:y:1994:i:4:p:412-24
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    1. Philip Tomlinson, 2002. "The Real Effects of Transnational Activity upon Investment and Labour Demand within Japan's Machinery Industries," International Review of Applied Economics, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 16(2), pages 107-129.
    2. J Hatzius, 1997. "Foreign Direct Investment," CEP Discussion Papers dp0336, Centre for Economic Performance, LSE.
    3. Felix FitzRoy & Michael Funke, 1994. "Real wages, investment and employment: New evidence from West German sectoral data," Review of World Economics (Weltwirtschaftliches Archiv), Springer;Institut für Weltwirtschaft (Kiel Institute for the World Economy), vol. 130(2), pages 258-272, June.

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