Granular Origin of Comovement in Fluctuations

Chakrabati, A S and Tomar, S (2021) Granular Origin of Comovement in Fluctuations. Working Paper. SSRN.

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We study the origin of comovement in economic fluctuations across regions in India through a unique administrative dataset on plant-level sales. Regional sales exhibit a high level of comovement that can be traced to a small number of large plants located in different regions, indicating a granular nature of regional comovement. Quantitatively, the top 10 plants from each region explain almost two-thirds of the total variation in regional comovement. We test three channels for comovement, viz. through aggregate regional trade, large granular plants, or granular multi-plant firms located in different regions. We and that inter-region sales of multi-plant firms is the most dominant factor behind regional comovement and subsumes both aggregate trade and plant-level effects.

Item Type: Monograph (Working Paper)
Subjects: Economics
Date Deposited: 03 Sep 2023 10:44
Last Modified: 03 Sep 2023 10:47

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