Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/28162
Authors: 
Wagner, Joachim
Year of Publication: 
2007
Series/Report no.: 
University of Lüneburg working paper series in economics 44
Abstract: 
Using panel data from Spain Farinas and Ruano (IJIO 2005) test three hypotheses from a model by Hopenhayn (Econometrica 1992): (H1) Firms that exit in year t were in t-1 less productive than firms that continue to produce in t. (H2) Firms that enter in year t are less productive than incumbent firms in year t. (H3) Surviving firms from an entry cohort were more productive than non-surviving firms from this cohort in the start year. Results for Spain support all three hypotheses. This paper replicates the study using unique newly available panel data sets for all manufacturing plants from Germany (1995-2002). Again, all three hypotheses are supported empirically.
JEL: 
L11
L60
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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