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Tracing The Dynamics Of Competition: Evidence From Company Profits

  • JES�S CRESPO CUARESMA
  • ADELINA GSCHWANDTNER

"This article proposes a simple approach to analyzing profit dynamics, which allows for time-varying persistence of profits. The time series model is a simple autoregressive process where the dynamics of the persistence parameter follow an autoregressive process. Using the longest time series available on profits for more than a hundred U.S. firms, we find that there is ample evidence of time variation in the persistence parameter." ("JEL" L00, C22) Copyright (c) 2007 Western Economic Association International.

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Article provided by Western Economic Association International in its journal Economic Inquiry.

Volume (Year): 46 (2008)
Issue (Month): 2 (04)
Pages: 208-213

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Handle: RePEc:bla:ecinqu:v:46:y:2008:i:2:p:208-213
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