The Timing of Purchases, Market Power, and Economic Fluctuations
This paper analyzes a market in which sellers have power market and set price taking into account the ability of buyers to time their purchases. I demonstrate that expected fluctuations in demand are inherently fluctuations in the elasticity of demand, leading to smaller markups on the up-side of booms.
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