© 1977

An Analysis of Economic Size Distributions


Part of the Lecture Notes in Economics and Mathematical Systems book series (LNE, volume 143)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages N2-XV
  2. Introduction

    1. Bertil Näslund
      Pages 1-16
  3. Equilibrium

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 17-17
    2. Bertil Näslund
      Pages 32-43
    3. Bertil Näslund
      Pages 44-50
  4. Disequilibrium

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 68-68
    2. Bertil Näslund
      Pages 69-76
    3. Bertil Näslund
      Pages 77-83
    4. Bertil Näslund
      Pages 84-89
    5. Bertil Näslund
      Pages 90-91
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 92-105

About this book


The basic idea behind this book is that in a market economy there is endless variety, people die and are born, new products and processes emerge and old ones disappear etc. Some firms grow others decline. Some people get high salaries others get unemployed. Opportunities, disasters and capabilities are to a large extent random. An economy has a certain amount of resources to divide among its members. These resources may vary over time but the rate of change is fairly small. The number of persons in society may also vary but the rate of change is limited. For a society such as the one described above I was interested in deriving equilibrium distributions of various kinds and make some tests of the distributions found against data for different countries. I have studied the following types of distributions a) Income distribution b) Functional distribution of income c) Size distributions of firms. Since the above mentioned distributions are related; another main purpose of the book has been to develop a similar method for the analysis of all three distributions in order to simplify the understanding of their relations.


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Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.The Stockholm School of EconomicsStockholmSweden

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title An Analysis of Economic Size Distributions
  • Authors B. Näslund
  • Series Title Lecture Notes in Economics and Mathematical Systems
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1977
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-540-08142-5
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-642-95296-8
  • Series ISSN 0075-8442
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XVI, 106
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Macroeconomics/Monetary Economics//Financial Economics
    Economic Policy
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