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Strategic Investments in the Pulp and Paper Industry: A Count Data Regression Analysis

  • Bergman, Mats

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    (Research Institute of Industrial Economics)

  • Johansson, Per

    ()

    (IFAU - Office of Labour Market Policy Evaluation)

The effects of price and market size variables on the investment propensities in the pulp and paper industry are analyzed. A panel of 15 European countries for the time period 1984 - 1997 is used in the regression analysis. We find that the wages, the $US/ECU$ exchange rate, the price of paper and the installed production capacity are the main determinants of strategic investments in this industry. There are no - or only very small - effects from our measures of market size.

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Paper provided by Umeå University, Department of Economics in its series Umeå Economic Studies with number 536.

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Length: 31 pages
Date of creation: 16 May 2000
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Handle: RePEc:hhs:umnees:0536
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