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The German Manufacturing Sector is a Granular Economy

Joachim Wagner ()

No 219, Working Paper Series in Economics from University of Lüneburg, Institute of Economics

Abstract: Using the approach suggested by Gabaix (Econometrica 2011) this paper demonstrates that idiosyncratic shocks in the largest firms are important for an understanding of aggregate volatility in German manufacturing industries. The implications of this finding for theoretical and empirical research and for economic policy are discussed.

Keywords: Power law; idiosyncratic shocks; granular residual; Germany (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: E1 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 17 pages
Date: 2011-11
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