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Author Bond, Stephen, author

Title Why is micro evidence on the effects of uncertainty not replicated in macro data? / prepared by Stephen Bond and Domenico Lombardi
Published Washington, D.C. : International Monetary Fund, Office of the Executive Director for Italy, [2005]
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Description 1 online resource (35 pages) : illustrations
Series IMF working paper ; WP/05/158
IMF working paper ; WP/05/158
Summary This study investigates the relationship between uncertainty and investment using U.K. data at different levels of aggregation. Motivated by a comparative econometric analysis using a firm-level panel and aggregate time-series data, we analyze the implications of aggregating nonlinear microeconomic processes. Replicating firm-level evidence that uncertainty influences investment dynamics proves to be challenging. Even using perfectly consistent data sources, this requires both exact aggregation of the underlying micro equations, and controlling for the unobserved influences on investment that are commonly subsumed into time dummies in panel studies. These conditions are unlikely to be satisfied in most aggregate econometric studies
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 34-35)
Notes Print version record
Subject Investments -- Great Britain -- Econometric models.
Uncertainty -- Econometric models.
Form Electronic book
Author Lombardi, Domenico, author
International Monetary Fund. Office of the Executive Director for Italy, issuing body
ISBN 1283512939