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Estimating The Size Distribution Of Firms Using Government Summary Statistics

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  • Golan, Amos
  • Judge, George G.
  • Perloff, Jeffrey M.

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Using a maximum entropy technique, we estimate the market shares of each firm in an industry using the available government summary statistics such as the four-firm concentration ratio (C4) and the Herfindahl-Hirschmann Index (HHI). We show that our technique is very effective in estimating the distribution of market shares in 20 industries. Our results provide support for the recent practice of using HHI rather than C4 as the key explanatory variable in many market power studies, if only one measure is to be used.

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  • Golan, Amos & Judge, George G. & Perloff, Jeffrey M., 1995. "Estimating The Size Distribution Of Firms Using Government Summary Statistics," CUDARE Working Papers 25081, University of California, Berkeley, Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics.
  • Handle: RePEc:ags:ucbecw:25081
    DOI: 10.22004/ag.econ.25081
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