The Middle Productivity Trap: Dynamics of Productivity Dispersion
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CitationBahar, Dany. “The Middle Productivity Trap: Dynamics of Productivity Dispersion.” CID Research Fellow and Graduate Student Working Paper Series 2017.87, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, September 2017.
AbstractUsing a worldwide firm-level panel dataset I document a "U-shaped" relationship between productivity growth and baseline levels within each country and industry. That is, fast productivity growth is concentrated at both ends of the productivity distribution. This result serves as a potential explanation to two stylized facts documented in the economic literature: the rising productivity dispersion within narrowly defined sectors, and the increasing market share of few yet highly productive firms.
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