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Gibrat’s law for countries

Rafael González-Val () and Marcos Sanso-Navarro

MPRA Paper from University Library of Munich, Germany

Abstract: If the population of a given country evolves according to Gibrat'�s Law, its growth rate will be independent of its initial size. This short paper further investigates this empirical regularity by the application of a suitable panel unit root test and non-parametric methods. The evidence regarding its fulfilment is weaker than that previously found.

Keywords: Gibrat�'s Law; Country Size; Non-stationary Panels; Non-parametric Methods (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: F00 C14 C12 C23 R12 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2008-06-23
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