Reallocation in the Great Recession: Cleansing or Not?
Lucia Foster (),
Cheryl Grim and
No 20427, NBER Working Papers from National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc
The high pace of reallocation across producers is pervasive in the U.S. economy. Evidence shows this high pace of reallocation is closely linked to productivity. While these patterns hold on average, the extent to which the reallocation dynamics in recessions are "cleansing" is an open question. We find downturns prior to the Great Recession are periods of accelerated reallocation even more productivity enhancing than reallocation in normal times. In the Great Recession, we find the intensity of reallocation fell rather than rose and the reallocation that did occur was less productivity enhancing than in prior recessions.
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Published as Reallocation in the Great Recession: Cleansing or Not? , Lucia Foster, Cheryl Grim, John Haltiwanger. in Labor Markets in the Aftermath of the Great Recession , Card and Mas. 2016
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