Name File Type Size Last Modified
  data 10/12/2019 07:43:PM
LICENSE.txt text/plain 14.6 KB 10/12/2019 03:43:PM

Project Citation: 

Poschke, Markus. Replication data for: The Firm Size Distribution across Countries and Skill-Biased Change in Entrepreneurial Technology. Nashville, TN: American Economic Association [publisher], 2018. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2019-10-12.

Project Description

Summary:  View help for Summary Development is associated with systematic changes in the firm size distribution. I document that the mean and dispersion of firm size are larger in rich countries, and increased over time for US firms. To analyze the firm size-development link, I construct a frictionless general equilibrium model of occupational choice with skill-biased change in entrepreneurial technology (i.e., technical progress favors better entrepreneurs). The model accounts for key aspects of the US experience with only changes in aggregate technology. It attributes half the variation in mean and dispersion of firm size across countries to technical change. Distortions also affect the size distribution.

Scope of Project

JEL Classification:  View help for JEL Classification
      J24 Human Capital; Skills; Occupational Choice; Labor Productivity
      L11 Production, Pricing, and Market Structure; Size Distribution of Firms
      L25 Firm Performance: Size, Diversification, and Scope
      L26 Entrepreneurship
      O33 Technological Change: Choices and Consequences; Diffusion Processes

Related Publications

Published Versions

Export Metadata

Report a Problem

Found a serious problem with the data, such as disclosure risk or copyrighted content? Let us know.

This material is distributed exactly as it arrived from the data depositor. ICPSR has not checked or processed this material. Users should consult the investigator(s) if further information is desired.