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Who creates jobs and who creates productivity? Small versus large versus young versus old

Fredrik Heyman (), Pehr-Johan Norbäck () and Lars Persson

Economics Letters, 2018, vol. 164, issue C, 50-57

Abstract: We propose a new method to analyze employment and productivity dynamics in a consistent way. Using Swedish data we find that net jobs were mainly created in young, small firms and productivity gains were mainly created in large old firms.

Keywords: Job dynamics; Productivity; Matched employer–employee data; Industrial structure and structural change (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: J23 E24 L16 L25 L26 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2018
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