Cross-Sectoral Variation in The Volatility of Plant-Level Idiosyncratic Shocks
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We are grateful to Mark Bils, Yongsung Chang, Massimiliano Guerini, Francisco Ruge-Murcia, and Carlos Serrano for very helpful comments. A special thank goes to Gianluca Violante and Jason Cummins for providing us with their data on investment-specific technological change, and to Yongsung Chang and Jay Hong for supplying us with their ELI-SIC correspondence table. The views expressed in this article are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the position of the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland or the Federal Reserve System. The research in this paper was conducted while Yoonsoo Lee was a Special Sworn Status researcher of the U.S. Census Bureau at the Michigan Census Research Data Center. Research results and conclusions expressed are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Census Bureau. This paper has been screened to ensure that no confidential data is revealed. Support for this research at the Michigan RDC from NSF (awards no. SES-0004322 and ITR-0427889) is gratefully acknowledged. Castro acknowledges financial support from SSHRC. An earlier draft of this paper circulated under the title "Cross-Sectoral Variation in Firm-Level Idiosyncratic Risk." The views expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.