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Competition and the relative productivity of large and small firms

Symeonidis, George (2011) 'Competition and the relative productivity of large and small firms.' Applied Economics, 43 (24). pp. 3253-3264. ISSN 0003-6846

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Using a comprehensive dataset on the incidence of price-fixing across British manufacturing industries in the 1950s, I compare collusive and competitive industries and find evidence of a negative relationship between collusion and the labour productivity of larger firms relative to smaller firms. In particular, collusion is associated with a reduction or even a reversal of the productivity gap between larger and smaller firms. This result is robust to controlling for the potential endogeneity of collusion. © 2011 Taylor & Francis.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
Divisions: Faculty of Social Sciences
Faculty of Social Sciences > Economics, Department of
SWORD Depositor: Elements
Depositing User: Elements
Date Deposited: 16 Aug 2012 10:27
Last Modified: 15 Jan 2022 00:36

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