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Replication data for: Multiple-Product Firms and Product Switching

Version
V0
Resource Type
Dataset
Creator
  • Bernard, Andrew B.
  • Redding, Stephen J.
  • Schott, Peter K.
Publication Date
2010-03-01
Description
  • Abstract

    This paper examines the frequency, pervasiveness, and determinants of product switching by US manufacturing firms. We find that one-half of firms alter their mix of five-digit SIC products every five years, that product switching is correlated with both firm- and firm-product attributes, and that product adding and dropping induce large changes in firm scope. The behavior we observe is consistent with a natural generalization of existing theories of industry dynamics that incorporates endogenous product selection within firms. Our findings suggest that product switching contributes to a reallocation of resources within firms toward their most efficient use. (JEL L11, L21, L25, L60)
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Relations
  • Is supplement to
    DOI: 10.1257/aer.100.1.70 (Text)
Publications
  • Bernard, Andrew B, Stephen J Redding, and Peter K Schott. “Multiple-Product Firms and Product Switching.” American Economic Review 100, no. 1 (March 2010): 70–97. https://doi.org/10.1257/aer.100.1.70.
    • ID: 10.1257/aer.100.1.70 (DOI)

Update Metadata: 2020-05-18 | Issue Number: 2 | Registration Date: 2019-10-11

Bernard, Andrew B.; Redding, Stephen J.; Schott, Peter K. (2010): Replication data for: Multiple-Product Firms and Product Switching. Version: V0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/E112339