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The Impact of Uncertainty and Sunk Costs on Firm Dynamics and Industry Structure: Evidence from the U.S. Manufacturing Sector

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  • Ghosal, V.

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Motivated by relatively recent theoretical contributions on the role played by uncertainty, sunk costs and technological change in influencing entry, exit and industry structure, we conduct an empirical analysis covering 267 U.S. manufacturing industries over the period 1963-1992.

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  • Ghosal, V., 2001. "The Impact of Uncertainty and Sunk Costs on Firm Dynamics and Industry Structure: Evidence from the U.S. Manufacturing Sector," Papers 01-1, U.S. Department of Justice - Antitrust Division.
  • Handle: RePEc:fth:usjuat:01-1
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    1. Ciaran Driver & Paul Temple & Giovanni Urga, 2005. "Contrasts Between Classes of Assets in Fixed Investment Equations as a Way of Testing Real Option Theory," School of Economics Discussion Papers 0805, School of Economics, University of Surrey.

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    Keywords

    INFORMATION ; TECHNOLOGICAL CHANGE ; FINANCING;

    JEL classification:

    • L11 - Industrial Organization - - Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance - - - Production, Pricing, and Market Structure; Size Distribution of Firms
    • D80 - Microeconomics - - Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainty - - - General
    • O30 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Innovation; Research and Development; Technological Change; Intellectual Property Rights - - - General
    • G10 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - General (includes Measurement and Data)
    • L40 - Industrial Organization - - Antitrust Issues and Policies - - - General

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