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On the upper tail of Italian firms’ size distribution

  • Cirillo, Pasquale
  • Hüsler, Jürg

In this paper we analyze the upper tail of the size distribution of Italian companies with limited liability belonging to the CEBI database. Size is defined in terms of net worth.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications.

Volume (Year): 388 (2009)
Issue (Month): 8 ()
Pages: 1546-1554

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