In this paper we investigate the impact of demand fluctuations on market power in US manufacturing industries. We impose on a model with adjustment costs the minimum structure necessary to recover a measure of markups. Markups are allowed to vary with both the state and future evolution of demand and estimates of price‐cost margins are obtained from the Euler equation for capital. We conduct the empirical investigation for US two‐digit manufacturing industries using annual data covering the 1952–1985 period. We find that markups are inversely related to current demand. However, given the state of demand, they vary directly with expectations of future demand changes.
The Cyclicality of Markups in a Model with Adjustment Costs: Econometric Evidence for US Industry / M. Galeotti, F. Schiantarelli. - In: OXFORD BULLETIN OF ECONOMICS AND STATISTICS. - ISSN 0305-9049. - 60:2(1998), pp. 121-142.
|Titolo:||The Cyclicality of Markups in a Model with Adjustment Costs: Econometric Evidence for US Industry|
GALEOTTI, MARZIO DOMENICO (Corresponding)
|Parole Chiave:||Market-structure; business-cycle; marginal cost; multifactor productivity; manufacturing-industries; price; fluctuations; investment; behavior; demand|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore SECS-P/01 - Economia Politica|
|Data di pubblicazione:||1998|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1468-0084.00091|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|