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Do Inventories Moderate Fluctuations in Output?

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  • Allen, Donald S. (Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis)
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    This research tries to answer two of several open questions identified by Michael C. Lovell in "Researching Inventories: Why Haven't We Learned More?" (INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PRODUCTION ECONOMICS [June 1994], 33-41). First, do firms use inventories to schedule production efficiently? And second, are problems of aggregation important?
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  • 1175 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
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    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR01175.v1
  • Allen, Donald S.. Do inventories moderate fluctuations in output?. Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis Review.79, (4), 39-50.1997.
  • Allen, Donald S.. Changes in inventory management and the business cycle. Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis Review.77, (4), 1715-26.1995.

Update Metadata: 2015-08-05 | Issue Number: 6 | Registration Date: 2015-06-15

Allen, Donald S. (1998): Do Inventories Moderate Fluctuations in Output?. Archival Version. Version: v0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.