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Information Spillovers and Factor Adjustment

  • Guiso, L.
  • Schivardi, F.

We investigate the role of information spillovers (IS) in determining firms' labor adjustments. We test the proposition that information on relevant state variables spills over through one firm's decision th those of other firms, assuming that spillovers matter only among frims that are both similar and geographically close.

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Paper provided by Banca Italia - Servizio di Studi in its series Papers with number 368.

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Length: 47 pages
Date of creation: 2000
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Handle: RePEc:fth:banita:368
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