Firm growth dynamics across countries: evidence from a new database
- Document type
- Working Paper
- Bravo-Biosca, Albert
- Date of publication
- 1 December 2016
- Nesta working paper. 16/03
- Trends: economic, social and technology trends affecting business
- Business and management
- Material type
This working paper presents a newly-developed database that measures the distribution of firm growth across twelve countries, building on confidential microdata from business registers in the US and Europe that cover the universe of firms.
It documents not just average growth but also the growth rate for all the percentiles of the growth distribution, breaking it down by size, sector, and age.
It identifies a number of stylized facts that hold across countries, but also show that there are significant differences in their growth distributions.
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