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Endogenous Growth through Firm Entry, Exit and Imitation

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  • Alain Gabler

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    (Economics European University Institute)

  • Omar Licandro

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A simple dynamic general equilibrium model is set up in which firms face idiosyncratic productivity shocks. Firms whose productivity has fallen too low exit, and entrants try to imitate the practice of existing firms, so that the expected productivity of entering firms is a function of current average productivity. Because of the resulting selection and imitation process, aggregate productivity in the economy grows endogenously. When calibrated to U.S. data, the model suggests that around 50 percent of productivity growth may be due to such a selection e¤ect

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Paper provided by Society for Economic Dynamics in its series 2006 Meeting Papers with number 532.

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Date of creation: 03 Dec 2006
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Handle: RePEc:red:sed006:532

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Keywords: Growth; Selection; Imitation; Entry and Exit;

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Cited by:
  1. Roberto Samaniego & Anna Ilyina, 2009. "A Multi-industry Model of Growth with Financing Constraints," 2009 Meeting Papers 467, Society for Economic Dynamics.
  2. Markus Poschke, 2006. "Employment Protection, Firm Selection, and Growth," Economics Working Papers ECO2006/35, European University Institute.

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