DP11058 Unraveling Firms: Demand, Productivity and Markups Heterogeneity

Forlani, Emanuele, Martin, Ralf, Mion, Giordano and Muuls, Mirabelle (2016) DP11058 Unraveling Firms: Demand, Productivity and Markups Heterogeneity. Discussion Paper. Centre for Economic Policy Research. (Submitted)

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Abstract

We develop a new econometric framework that simultaneously allows recovering heterogeneity in demand, TFP and markups across firms while leaving the correlation among the three unrestricted. We do this by systematically exploiting assumptions that are implicit in previous firm-level productivity estimation approaches. We use Belgian firms production data to quantify TFP, demand and mark-ups and show how they are correlated among them, across time and with measures obtained from other approaches. We also show to what extent our three dimensions of heterogeneity allow us to gain deeper and sharper insights on two key firm-level outcomes: export status and size.

Item Type: Reports and working papers (Discussion Paper)
Schools and Departments: School of Business, Management and Economics > Economics
Subjects: H Social Sciences
Depositing User: Tahir Beydola
Date Deposited: 29 Jan 2016 14:25
Last Modified: 13 Jun 2016 14:52
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/59498
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