Noisy selection model and the evolution of firm size and within-firm earnings distributions: a unified approach

Noisy selection model and the evolution of firm size and within-firm earnings distributions: a... Striking parallels observed in the evolution of firm size and within-firm earnings distributions over time are documented. At the time of entry, the distribution of the whole sample and that of eventual survivors look similar, but the distribution of survivors subsequently shifts to the right. The left tails thins out while the right tail thickens, and the variance increases. While separate theories in industrial organization and labor literature are offered to account for this evidence, we demonstrate that it can be explained in a unified framework presented by noisy selection. In particular, we show explicitly that noisy selection implies the shift of the conditional distribution to the right because less efficient workers (firms) face higher hazard rates before their true efficiency is revealed with certainty. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Small Business Economics Springer Journals

Noisy selection model and the evolution of firm size and within-firm earnings distributions: a unified approach

Loading next page...
 
/lp/springer_journal/noisy-selection-model-and-the-evolution-of-firm-size-and-within-firm-gqSkM7AI0f
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright
Copyright © 2009 by Springer Science+Business Media, LLC.
Subject
Business and Management; Management; Microeconomics; Entrepreneurship; Industrial Organization
ISSN
0921-898X
eISSN
1573-0913
D.O.I.
10.1007/s11187-009-9225-3
Publisher site
See Article on Publisher Site

Abstract

Striking parallels observed in the evolution of firm size and within-firm earnings distributions over time are documented. At the time of entry, the distribution of the whole sample and that of eventual survivors look similar, but the distribution of survivors subsequently shifts to the right. The left tails thins out while the right tail thickens, and the variance increases. While separate theories in industrial organization and labor literature are offered to account for this evidence, we demonstrate that it can be explained in a unified framework presented by noisy selection. In particular, we show explicitly that noisy selection implies the shift of the conditional distribution to the right because less efficient workers (firms) face higher hazard rates before their true efficiency is revealed with certainty.

Journal

Small Business EconomicsSpringer Journals

Published: Jul 30, 2009

References

You’re reading a free preview. Subscribe to read the entire article.


DeepDyve is your
personal research library

It’s your single place to instantly
discover and read the research
that matters to you.

Enjoy affordable access to
over 18 million articles from more than
15,000 peer-reviewed journals.

All for just $49/month

Explore the DeepDyve Library

Search

Query the DeepDyve database, plus search all of PubMed and Google Scholar seamlessly

Organize

Save any article or search result from DeepDyve, PubMed, and Google Scholar... all in one place.

Access

Get unlimited, online access to over 18 million full-text articles from more than 15,000 scientific journals.

Your journals are on DeepDyve

Read from thousands of the leading scholarly journals from SpringerNature, Elsevier, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford University Press and more.

All the latest content is available, no embargo periods.

See the journals in your area

DeepDyve

Freelancer

DeepDyve

Pro

Price

FREE

$49/month
$360/year

Save searches from
Google Scholar,
PubMed

Create lists to
organize your research

Export lists, citations

Read DeepDyve articles

Abstract access only

Unlimited access to over
18 million full-text articles

Print

20 pages / month

PDF Discount

20% off