Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/159704
Authors: 
Bottazzi, Giulio
Grazzi, Marco
Year of Publication: 
2013
Series/Report no.: 
Quaderni - Working Paper DSE 865
Abstract: 
This paper studies the impact of size on labor cost and productivity for Italian manufacturing firms. The distributions of both labor cost and productivity display a wide support, even when disaggregated by sector of industrial activity. Further, both labor cost and productivity, when considered alone, are growing with the size of the firm. We investigate this relationship on a new set of data and we are able to show that once accounted for productivity differences among firms, size still retains a positive effect on cost of labor in most of the sectors considered.
JEL: 
D21
J31
L11
L60
Persistent Identifier of the first edition: 
Creative Commons License: 
https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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