Competition and performance: The different roles of capital and labor
AbstractNeoclassical economists argue that competition promotes efficiency, but Schumpeter argues that it is monopoly rents that help entrepreneurs to invest in R&D. We investigate the overall effect of competition on total factor productivity growth (TFP) growth. We use rent, defined as the factor reward above its perfectly competitive value, as a negative measure of competition. Our main finding is that performance is positively associated with rents on capital but not with rents on labor. Neoclassical economists and Schumpeter may both be right, but the mechanisms differ.
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- Mohnen, P. & Raa, T. ten, 2003. "Competition and Performance: The Different Roles of Capital and Labor," Discussion Paper 2003-112, Tilburg University, Center for Economic Research.
- Pierre Mohnen & Thijs Ten Raa, 2003. "Competition and Performance: The Different Roles of Capital and Labor," CIRANO Working Papers 2003s-66, CIRANO.
- Mohnen,Pierre & Raa,Thijs,ten, 2003. "Competition and Performance: The Different Roles of Capital and Labor," Research Memoranda 034, Maastricht : MERIT, Maastricht Economic Research Institute on Innovation and Technology.
- Thijs ten Raa & Pierre Mohnen, 2003. "Competition and Performance: The Different Roles of Capital and Labor," ERSA conference papers ersa03p10, European Regional Science Association.
- L16 - Industrial Organization - - Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance - - - Industrial Organization and Macroeconomics; Macroeconomic Industrial Structure
- O41 - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity - - - One, Two, and Multisector Growth Models
- C67 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Mathematical Methods; Programming Models; Mathematical and Simulation Modeling - - - Input-Output Models
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