Product diversification, creation and destruction: Micro evidence and aggregate implications
using a novel plant-level dataset from Taiwan (1992-2004), that new product introductions are a key contributor to increases in plant-level factor productivity. We then formulate and calibrate a span-of-control model of product choice and firm dynamics in which new products embody the frontier of knowledge and firms can introduce new products subject to a fixed cost as well as discard old products. We use the model to quantify the importance of the new product margin in accounting for aggregate TFP growth, as well as to quantify the welfare losses from frictions that inhibit the process of product creation and destruction.
To our knowledge, this item is not available for
download. To find whether it is available, there are three
1. Check below under "Related research" whether another version of this item is available online.
2. Check on the provider's web page whether it is in fact available.
3. Perform a search for a similarly titled item that would be available.
|Date of creation:||2009|
|Contact details of provider:|| Postal: Society for Economic Dynamics Marina Azzimonti Department of Economics Stonybrook University 10 Nicolls Road Stonybrook NY 11790 USA|
Web page: http://www.EconomicDynamics.org/
More information through EDIRC
When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:red:sed009:125. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.
For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Christian Zimmermann)
If references are entirely missing, you can add them using this form.