This paper develops a model that integrates inventory and labor decisions. We extend a model of inventory behavior to include a detailed specification of the role of labor input in the production process, distinguishing between employment, hours and effort per worker. We estimate jointly the Euler equations for inventories and employment, a labor compensation schedule, and an hours requirement function with the cross-equation restrictions imposed. The econometric results shed light on several important topics, including the shape of the marginal cost of output, the role of labor hoarding as an explanation of pro-cyclical productivity, and the persistence of inventory stocks.
|Titolo:||Inventories, Employment, and Hours|
GALEOTTI, MARZIO DOMENICO (Primo)
|Parole Chiave:||Effort; Employment; Hours; Inventories; Labor adjustment costs; Pro-cyclical productivity|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore SECS-P/01 - Economia Politica|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2005|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1016/j.jmoneco.2004.08.005|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|