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Le modèle de lissage de la production par les stocks est-il valide en France ?


  • Eric Dubois


[spa] ¿Sigue siendo válido en Francia el modelo de suavizamiento de la producción por medio de las existencias ? por Eric Dubois. El modelo de suavizamiento de la producción por medio de las existencias, estudiado en una série de artículos desde que se publicó el artículo de Blinder (1986), no permite corroborar, por lo menos en los Estados Unidos, dos de sus consecuencias empíricas : la varianza de la producción excède la varianza de la demanda y la covarianza entre producción y demanda no es negativa. En este artículo se corroboran, en el caso de Francia, los resultados obtenidos con datos norteamericanos. Los resultados parecen deberse a la existencia de graves crisis de productividad. En caso de crisis de demanda, las existencias desempeñan su función de suavizantes de la producción. [fre] Le modèle de lissage de la production par les stocks est-il valide en France ? par Eric Dubois. Le modèle de lissage de la production par les stocks, étudié dans une série d'articles depuis l'article séminal de Blinder (1986), ne vérifie pas, aux Etats-Unis tout au moins, deux de ses conséquences empiriques : la variance de la production excède celle de la demande et la covariance entre production et demande n'est pas négative. Cet article confirme, sur le cas français, les résultats obtenus sur données américaines. Ces résultats semblent dus à l'existence d'importants chocs de productivité. En cas de choc de demande, les stocks jouent leur rôle de lissage de la production. [eng] Is the Production-Smoothing Model of Inventory Behaviour Valid for France? by Eric Dubois. The production-smoothing model of inventory behaviour has been examined empirically in a series of papers drawn up after Blinder 's seminal one (1986). These papers have shown that two of its basic implication are invalidated: the variance of production exceeds the variance of demand ; the covariance between production and demand is not negative. In this paper, the empirical results found with American data are confirmed when confronted with French data. These results are apparently due to sizable disturbances in productivity. Where there is a lag in demand, the inventories play their role by smoothing production. [ger] Ist das Modell der Ausgleichung der Produktion durch die Lagerbestände für Frankreich gültig ? von Eric Dubois. Das Modell der Ausgleichung der Produktion durch die Lagerbestände, das ausgehend von dem grundlegenden Artikel von Blinder (1986) in einer Reihe von Artikeln untersucht wird, kann, zum mindesten für die Vereinigten Staaten, zwei seiner empirischen Auswirkungen nicht bestätigen : die Varianz der Produktion ist stärker als die der Nachfrage und die Kovarianz zwischen Produktion und Nachfrage ist nicht negativ. Dieser Artikel bestätigt für die französischen Begebenheiten die Ergebnisse, die anhand von amerikanischen Daten gewonnen wurden. Diese Ergebnisse scheinen auf das Vorhandensein bedeutender Produktivitätsschocks zurückzugehen. Im Falle eines Nachfrageschocks erfüllen die Lagerbestände eine die Produktion ausgleichende Funktion.

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  • Eric Dubois, 1991. "Le modèle de lissage de la production par les stocks est-il valide en France ?," Économie et Prévision, Programme National Persée, vol. 99(3), pages 95-111.
  • Handle: RePEc:prs:ecoprv:ecop_0249-4744_1991_num_99_3_5244 Note: DOI:10.3406/ecop.1991.5244

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    1. Hélène Eyssartier & Claire Waysand, 1997. "Mieux prévoir les variations de stocks avec les enquêtes de conjoncture," Économie et Statistique, Programme National Persée, vol. 307(1), pages 77-91.

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