Inventories and the Structure of Macro Models
The message of this paper can be summed up in two words: inventories matter. They matter empirically, in the sense that inventory developments are of major importance in the propagation of business cycles; and they matter theoretically, in the sense that recognition of their existence changes the structure of a variety of theoretical macromodels in some fairly important ways. This paper is mainly about the implications of inventories for the structure of theoretical macro models, but I begin by demonstrating the empirical importance of inventories in business fluctuations
|Date of creation:||Jul 1980|
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|Publication status:||published as Blinder, Alan. "Inventories and the Structure of Macro Models." The American Economic Review, Vol. 71, No. 2, (May 1981), pp. 11-16.|
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