Tracing the dynamics of competition: Evidence from company profits
AbstractThis paper proposes a simple approach to analyzing pro¯t dynam- ics which allows for time-varying persistence of pro¯ts. The time se- ries model is a simple autoregressive process where the dynamics of the persistence parameter follow an autoregressive or random walk pro- cess. Using the longest time series available on pro¯ts for six US ¯rms (Archer-Daniels-Midland , Avon, Coca Cola, Johnson & Johnson, WHX Corporation andWrigley), we analyze the dynamics of pro¯t persistence for the second half of the twentieth century.
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- Jes�S Crespo Cuaresma & Adelina Gschwandtner, 2008. "Tracing The Dynamics Of Competition: Evidence From Company Profits," Economic Inquiry, Western Economic Association International, vol. 46(2), pages 208-213, 04.
- L00 - Industrial Organization - - General - - - General
- C22 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Single Equation Models; Single Variables - - - Time-Series Models; Dynamic Quantile Regressions; Dynamic Treatment Effect Models
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