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Market Power, Scale Economies and Productivity: Estimates from a Panel of Establishment Data

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  • Klette, T.J.

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This paper presents a somewhat new econometric framework that permits simultaneous estimation of price-cost margins, scale economies and productivity from a panel of establishment data. The econometric model contains only a few, economically interesting parameters to be estimated, but it is nevertheless consistent with a flexible (translog) underlying technology, quasi-fixed capital and the presence of persistent differences in productivity between establishments.

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Paper provided by Oslo University, Department of Economics in its series Memorandum with number 15/1998.

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Length: 27 pages
Date of creation: 1998
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Handle: RePEc:hhs:osloec:1998_015

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Keywords: ECONOMIES OF SCALE ; PRODUCTIVITY;

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  1. Tor Jakob Klette & Zvi Griliches, 1996. "The Inconsistency of Common Scale Estimators When Output Prices Are Unobserved and Engogenous," NBER Working Papers 4026, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
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