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Price and Investment Dynamics: An Empirical Analysis of Plant Level Data

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  • Lundin, Magnus

    (Department of Economics)

  • Gottfries, Nils

    () (Department of Economics)

  • Lindström, Tomas

    (Konjunkturinstitutet)

Abstract

Price and investment equations are estimated using a unique data set for Swedish manufacturing plants. The empirical specification is based on a theoretical model of a financially constrained firm selling its output in a customer market. We find that, as predicted by our theoretical model, prices respond strongly to cost shocks but are not much affected by variations in demand and high predetermined investment is associated with a higher price.

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  • Lundin, Magnus & Gottfries, Nils & Lindström, Tomas, 2004. "Price and Investment Dynamics: An Empirical Analysis of Plant Level Data," Working Paper Series 2004:7, Uppsala University, Department of Economics.
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    1. Österholm, Pär, 2004. "Estimating the Relationship between Age Structure and GDP in the OECD Using Panel Cointegration Methods," Working Paper Series 2004:13, Uppsala University, Department of Economics.
    2. Sören Blomquist & Vidar Christiansen, 2008. "Taxation and Heterogeneous Preferences," FinanzArchiv: Public Finance Analysis, Mohr Siebeck, Tübingen, vol. 64(2), pages 218-244, June.

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    Keywords

    Cyclical price adjustment; price rigidity; price equation; countercyclical markup;

    JEL classification:

    • D43 - Microeconomics - - Market Structure, Pricing, and Design - - - Oligopoly and Other Forms of Market Imperfection
    • L11 - Industrial Organization - - Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance - - - Production, Pricing, and Market Structure; Size Distribution of Firms
    • L13 - Industrial Organization - - Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance - - - Oligopoly and Other Imperfect Markets

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