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Fluctuation of Firm Size in the Long-Run and Bimodal Distribution

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Aoyama, Hideaki ; Grüne, Lars ; Semmler, Willi ; Fujiwara, Yoshi ; Souma, Wataru:
Fluctuation of Firm Size in the Long-Run and Bimodal Distribution.
In: Advances in Operations Research. Vol. 2011 (2011) . - Article ID 269239, 21 S..
ISSN 1687-9147
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1155/2011/269239

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We study empirically and analytically growth and fluctuation of firm size distribution. An empirical analysis is carried out on a US data set on firm size, with emphasis on one-time distribution as well as growth-rate probability distribution. Both Pareto's law and Gibrat's law are often used to study firm size distribution. Their theoretical relationship is discussed, and it is shown how they are complementable with a bimodal distribution of firm size. We introduce economic mechanisms that suggest a bimodal distribution of firm size in the long run. The mechanisms we study have been known in the economic literature since long. Yet, they have not been studied in the context of a dynamic decision problem of the firm. Allowing for these mechanism thus will give rise to heterogeneity of firms with respect to certain characteristics. We then present different types of tests on US data on firm size which indicate a bimodal distribution of firm size.

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Item Type: Article in a journal
Refereed: Yes
Institutions of the University: Faculties > Faculty of Mathematics, Physics und Computer Science > Department of Mathematics > Chair Mathematics V (Applied Mathematics) > Chair Mathematics V (Applied Mathematics) - Univ.-Prof. Dr. Lars Grüne
Faculties
Faculties > Faculty of Mathematics, Physics und Computer Science
Faculties > Faculty of Mathematics, Physics und Computer Science > Department of Mathematics
Faculties > Faculty of Mathematics, Physics und Computer Science > Department of Mathematics > Chair Mathematics V (Applied Mathematics)
Result of work at the UBT: No
DDC Subjects: 500 Science > 510 Mathematics
Date Deposited: 03 Mar 2021 13:14
Last Modified: 23 Mar 2021 09:12
URI: https://eref.uni-bayreuth.de/id/eprint/63650