Learning-by-doing and market structure

Natarajan Balasubramanian, Marvin B. Lieberman

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Abstract

Applying the Olley-Pakes estimation technique to an augmented production function, we estimate rates of learning-by-doing in over 250 SIC4 industries in the U.S. manufacturing sector. We then examine the link between learning and producer concentration using Sutton's bounds approach. We find that the lower bound of concentration is higher in high-learning industries, which suggests that learning-by-doing has characteristics of an endogenous sunk cost.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)177-198
Number of pages22
JournalJournal of Industrial Economics
Volume59
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1 2011

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Accounting
  • Business, Management and Accounting(all)
  • Economics and Econometrics

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