Enforcement of pollution regulations in a declining industry
An examination of the effect of EPA enforcement activity as it relates to company plant-closing decisions and company compliance decisions in the U.S. steel industry, finding fewer enforcement actions taken toward plants with an already high probability of closing.
Factor-adjustment costs at the industry level
An estimation of a dynamic cost function for the U.S. steel industry to investigate the cost of adjusting blue- and white-collar employment levels and to examine the importance of specification of the adjustment-cost function.
The impact of firm characteristics on plant closing decisions
An examination of the plant-closing decisions of integrated steel firms in the United States from 1977-1987 to determine whether firm characteristics influenced either the probability or the timing of a plant's closing during this decade of significant industry contraction.
The birth of the competitive market in the steel industry
A regional analysis of the steel industry with emphasis on the economic performance of minimills and integrated mills.
Exit from the U.S. steel industry
The development of a test for whether an industry reduces capacity by first closing its highest-cost plants, using plant-level data from the U.S. steel industry.
Competitive pricing behavior in the U.S. steel industry
Comeback for steel?
I dream of protective genies
The softwood lumber and steel industries begged for protection from imports. Both got their wish, but has it helped?