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Firm-level productivity dispersion and convergence

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  • Gilbert Cette

    (Centre de recherche de la Banque de France - Banque de France, AMSE - Aix-Marseille Sciences Economiques - EHESS - École des hautes études en sciences sociales - ECM - École Centrale de Marseille - CNRS - Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique - AMU - Aix Marseille Université)

  • Simon Corde
  • Rémy Lecat

    () (Centre de recherche de la Banque de France - Banque de France)

Abstract

On a French firm dataset, productivity at the technological frontier has not decelerated and convergence of firms' productivity has not slowed down. Yet, the dispersion of productivity has increased, which suggests growing difficulties in reallocating production factors between firms.

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  • Gilbert Cette & Simon Corde & Rémy Lecat, 2018. "Firm-level productivity dispersion and convergence," Post-Print hal-01793187, HAL.
  • Handle: RePEc:hal:journl:hal-01793187
    DOI: 10.1016/j.econlet.2018.02.018
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    JEL classification:

    • E22 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Consumption, Saving, Production, Employment, and Investment - - - Investment; Capital; Intangible Capital; Capacity
    • L11 - Industrial Organization - - Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance - - - Production, Pricing, and Market Structure; Size Distribution of Firms
    • O47 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity - - - Empirical Studies of Economic Growth; Aggregate Productivity; Cross-Country Output Convergence

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