NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH
NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH

Inventory Models

Kenneth D. West

NBER Technical Working Paper No. 143
Issued in September 1993
NBER Program(s):   EFG

Econometric aspects of recent research on inventory models are surveyed. The discussion emphasizes issues relevant to instrumental variables estimation of a first order condition of the Holt et al. (1960) linear quadratic inventory model, including choice of instruments, covariance matrix estimation, methods for testing, and implications of unit root nonstationarity. The paper also briefly discusses estimation of a decision rule implied by the model, and, finally, the impliations for inventory models of some stylized facts about inventories.

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Document Object Identifier (DOI): 10.3386/t0143

Published: Pesaran, M. and M. Wickens (eds.) Handbook of Applied Econometrics - Volume 1 (Macroeconomics), Oxford: Basil Blackwell, 1995.

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