Series: IMF Working Papers
Author(s): Andrei Levchenko , Julian Di Giovanni , and Romain Ranciere
Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND
Publication Date: 01 April 2010
Keywords: Firm Size Distribution, Power Laws, exporting firms, exporters, probability, export sales, export markets, Models of Trade with Imperfect Competition and Scale Economies,
Existing estimates of power laws in firm size typically ignore the impact of international trade. Using a simple theoretical framework, we show that international trade systematically affects the distribution of fi...