Implications of Scaling Laws for Policy-Makers

  • M. Gallegati
  • A. Kirman
  • A. Palestrini
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The industrial dynamic literature has shown the existence of some stylized facts regarding firms’ distribution among which a very important one, for the reasons discussed in the paper, is the scaling law of firms’ size (Axtell, 2001)1.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Gallegati
    • 1
  • A. Kirman
    • 2
  • A. Palestrini
    • 3
  1. 1.Dipartimento di EconomiaUniversità Politecnica delle MarcheItaly
  2. 2.Université Paul Cézanne (Aix-Marseille III), EHESSGreqam-IdepFrance
  3. 3.University of TeramoItaly

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