EconPapers    
Economics at your fingertips  
 

(S, s) inventory policies in general equilibrium

Jonas Fisher () and Andreas Hornstein

No WP-96-24, Working Paper Series, Macroeconomic Issues from Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

Abstract: We study the aggregate implications of (S,s) inventory policies in a dynamic general equilibrium model with aggregate uncertainty. Firms in the model's retail sector face idiosyncratic demand risk, and (S,s) inventory policies are optimal because of fixed order costs. The distribution of inventory holdings affects the aggregate outcome in two ways: variation in the decision to order and variation in the rate of sale through the pricing decisions of retailers. We find that both mechanisms must operate to reconcile observations that orders are more volatile than, and inventory investment is positively correlated with, sales, while remaining consistent with other salient business cycle characteristics. The model exhibits strong amplifications for some shocks, and persistence to a limited extent.

Keywords: Business cycles; Inventories (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 1996
References: View references in EconPapers View complete reference list from CitEc
Citations: View citations in EconPapers (4) Track citations by RSS feed

Downloads: (external link)
http://www.chicagofed.org/digital_assets/publicati ... ers/1996/wp96_24.pdf (application/pdf)

Related works:
Journal Article: (S, s) Inventory Policies in General Equilibrium (2000) Downloads
Working Paper: (S,s) Inventory policies in general equilibrium (1998) Downloads
Working Paper: (S,s) inventory policies in general equilibrium (1995) Downloads
Working Paper: (S,s)Inventory Policies in General Equilibrium (1995) Downloads
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.

Export reference: BibTeX RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan) HTML/Text

Persistent link: https://EconPapers.repec.org/RePEc:fip:fedhma:wp-96-24

Ordering information: This working paper can be ordered from

Access Statistics for this paper

More papers in Working Paper Series, Macroeconomic Issues from Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago Contact information at EDIRC.
Bibliographic data for series maintained by ().

 
Page updated 2021-05-08
Handle: RePEc:fip:fedhma:wp-96-24