Excess Demand, Expectations and Price Changes

  • Malcolm C. Sawyer


In this chapter, we focus on the empirical evidence pertaining to theories of price change which give a central role to excess demand, set within the context of an essentially competitive market environment. We begin with a discussion of the problems which arise in testing such theories, particularly the measurement of crucial variables. After a brief survey of previous work in this area, we present a summary of the results of our own empirical investigation in this area for 40 British manufacturing industries over the period 1963 to 1975.


Price Change Serial Correlation Aggregate Demand Excess Demand Supply Function 


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© Malcolm C. Sawyer 1983

Authors and Affiliations

  • Malcolm C. Sawyer
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  1. 1.University of YorkUK

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