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The Persistence of Profits: A European Comparison

  • Geroski, Paul A
  • Jacquemin, Alexis

This paper is concerned with modeling the movements in profits of firms over time. At the heart of the emp irical model is a latent variables problem which arises from the fact that entry and imitation do not actually have to occur to have an ef fect on profits. A solution to this problem is explored, and then emp irical results are presented comparing a sample of firms from the Uni ted Kingdom, France, and West Germany. Copyright 1988 by Royal Economic Society.

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Volume (Year): 98 (1988)
Issue (Month): 391 (June)
Pages: 375-89

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