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Identifying the dispersion of the Pareto productivity distribution in international trade

Kichun Kang

Economics Letters, 2017, vol. 161, issue C, 108-111

Abstract: Most of the heterogeneous firm studies use the Pareto distribution of productivity. This paper identifies the Pareto parameter by relying on guidance from monopolistic competition models. The application to Korean export industries reports that the dispersion of productivity varies across industries.

Keywords: Pareto dispersion; Productivity; Export variety (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: F12 F14 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2017
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