Firm-Size Distribution


Ricci Reber, Adam Ackerman (Department of Economics, American University)


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There are different sizes (from very small to very large). We observe data on inputs and outputs for each size category, as well as the probability weighted means of the two. We would like to estimate the size distribution for firms in this industry.

For a similar example with income distribution data, please see income distribution.

example of a nonlinear constraint Estimate of the distribution of firm sizes using all available information.