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    This paper traces the time series (?Growth of Firms?) tradition in the study of market structure and looks at how recent studies on entry and the size distribution of firms have modified thinking in this area.

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    Paper provided by Suntory and Toyota International Centres for Economics and Related Disciplines, LSE in its series STICERD - Economics of Industry Papers with number 14.

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    Date of creation: Oct 1996
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    Handle: RePEc:cep:stieip:14

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    Keywords: Robert Gibrat; market structure; firm size; stochastic; industry structure; Inegalites Economiques; the Law of Proportional Effect.;

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    Cited by:
    1. John M. Abowd & Bruno Crepon & Francis Kramarz, 1997. "Moment Estimation with Attrition," NBER Technical Working Papers 0214, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
    2. Nicholas Bloom, 2000. "A Generalised Model of Investment under Uncertainty: Aggregation and Estimation," Econometric Society World Congress 2000 Contributed Papers 1505, Econometric Society.
    3. John Sutton, 1996. "Game Theoretical Models of Market Structure," STICERD - Economics of Industry Papers 15, Suntory and Toyota International Centres for Economics and Related Disciplines, LSE.
    4. John Sutton, 2001. "Rich Trades, Scarce Capabilities: Industrial Development Revisited," STICERD - Economics of Industry Papers 28, Suntory and Toyota International Centres for Economics and Related Disciplines, LSE.
    5. BARRIOS, Salvador & GOERG, Holger & STROBL, Eric, 2004. "The evolution of the firm size distribution and nationality of ownership," CORE Discussion Papers 2004022, Université catholique de Louvain, Center for Operations Research and Econometrics (CORE).

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