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Inventory Behavior in Durable-Goods Manufacturing: The Target-Adjustment Model

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Abstract

THE RECENT problems of inflation and of a seemingly permanent high rate
of unemploymenth ave caused a virtual neglect of research on cyclical
fluctuations in demand. Yet even a cursory review of the past twenty years
uncovers a familiar pattern of repeated expansion and contraction of industrial
production with concomitant changes in employment, capacity
utilization, profits, and the like.

Alan J. Auerbach

Robert D. Burch Professor of Economics and Law - Economics Department, UC-Berkeley

Director - Robert D. Burch Center for Tax Policy and Public Finance

Commenters

Robert E. Hall

Robert and Carole McNeil Joint Hoover Senior Fellow and Professor of Economics - Stanford University

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