Superstars, Winner-Take-All Markets and Economic Growth
AbstractThis paper argues that the “superstar” phenomenon, as a natural outcome of features of knowledge-based products, has important relevance for - and has so far been overlooked by - endogenous growth theory. By modelling superstar phenomena as outcomes of winnertake-all contests in an innovation-driven endogenous growth model, where productivity growth as well as the structures of the winner-takeall contests are jointly determined, this paper provides a framework that simultaneously accounts for changes in income disparity observed in recent decades, the rise of the superstar phenomenon, the intensification of winner-take-all contests, and the “paradox of happiness”.
Download InfoIf you experience problems downloading a file, check if you have the proper application to view it first. In case of further problems read the IDEAS help page. Note that these files are not on the IDEAS site. Please be patient as the files may be large.
Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Nottingham University Business School Malaysia Campus in its series NUBS Malaysia Campus Research Paper Series with number 2009-06.
Date of creation: Jun 2009
Date of revision:
Contact details of provider:
Postal: Jalan Broga, 43500 Semenyih, Selangor Darul Ehsan
Phone: +603 8924 8000
Fax: +603 8924 8002
Web page: http://www.nottingham.edu.my/nubs/
More information through EDIRC
This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:
- NEP-ALL-2009-05-02 (All new papers)
You can help add them by filling out this form.
reading list or among the top items on IDEAS.Access and download statistics
For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Rasyad A. Parinduri).
If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.
If references are entirely missing, you can add them using this form.
If the full references list an item that is present in RePEc, but the system did not link to it, you can help with this form.
If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.
Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.