NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH
NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH

The Slow Growth of New Plants: Learning about Demand?

Lucia Foster, John C. Haltiwanger, Chad Syverson

NBER Working Paper No. 17853
Issued in February 2012

---- Acknowledgements -----

We thank seminar participants at UC-Berkeley, UCLA, Carnegie Mellon, Colorado, Harvard, LSE, MIT, National Bank of Belgium, Penn State, Princeton, SITE, the Cowles Conference, CAED, CEPR IO, and UBC Summer IO meetings for their comments. We thank Lauren Deason for her excellent work developing the downstream demand indicators. Any opinions and conclusions expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the views of the U.S. Census Bureau or the National Bureau of Economic Research. All results have been reviewed to ensure that no confidential information is disclosed.

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