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Interrelated Demands for Buffer Stocks and Productive Inputs: Estimates for Two-Digit Manufacturing Industries

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Empirical estimates of interrelated factor demand equations for inventories, labor inputs, capital stocks, and unfilled orders in selected two-digit industries are provided. This framework is more comprehensive than previous research as it disaggregates inventories by stage of fabrication, accounts for production-to-stock and production-to-order, and disaggregates capital and labor inputs. All estimated decision rules display stock-adjustment effects, but there are asymmetries in the parameter estimates that are puzzling. There is evidence that factor input prices have a role in explaining stock levels, but own-factor price effects are largely absent. Evidence is uncovered that stocks are sensitive to expectations errors attached to output demand. Copyright 1990 by MIT Press.

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  • Rossana, Robert J, 1990. "Interrelated Demands for Buffer Stocks and Productive Inputs: Estimates for Two-Digit Manufacturing Industries," The Review of Economics and Statistics, MIT Press, vol. 72(1), pages 19-29, February.
  • Handle: RePEc:tpr:restat:v:72:y:1990:i:1:p:19-29
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