Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/31748
Authors: 
Coad, Alex
Year of Publication: 
2008
Series/Report no.: 
Jena economic research papers 2008,072
Abstract: 
Recent work drawing on data for large and small firms has shown a Pareto distribution of firm size. We mix a Gibrat-type growth process among incumbents with an exponential distribution of firm's age, to obtain the empirical Pareto distribution.
Subjects: 
Firm size distribution
firm growth
Gibrat's law
Pareto distribution
Zipf Law
JEL: 
L20
L25
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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