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The theory of irrelevance of the size of the firm

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  • Liu, Pak-Wai
  • Yang, Xiaokai
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AbstractThe following sections are included:IntroductionThe Theories of the Firm and the Story behind the Formal ModelA Model with Consumer-Producers, Economies of Specialization and Transaction CostsConfigurations, Market Structures and General EquilibriumDevelopment in Division of Labor and Average EmploymentConclusionsAppendix A: Proof of Proposition 1References

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Volume (Year): 42 (2000)
Issue (Month): 2 (June)
Pages: 145-165

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