Scandinavian Working Papers in Economics

Working Paper Series,
Research Institute of Industrial Economics

No 108: Entry, Industry Growth and the Micro Dynamics of Industry Supply

John C. Hause and Gunnar Du Rietz ()
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John C. Hause: Stony Brook University
Gunnar Du Rietz: Svenska Arbetsgivareföreningen

Abstract: Entry is widely discussed, but rarely subjected to empirical study. This study develops a competitive theory of entry, with primary focus on the relationship between entry and industry growth. The main ingredients are adjustment coats to firms already in the industry and the distribution of fixed entry costs to potential entrants. The theory suggests sufficient conditions under which the entry rate is an increasing, convex function of industry growth rate. A regression model is applied to data from Swedish manufacturing industries. The results are consistent with the theoretical prediction for growth and other key variables expected to influence entry significantly.

Keywords: Manufacturing; Economic development; Firm entry

JEL-codes: L10; O10

53 pages, December 1983

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