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Replication data for: The Role of Startups in Structural Transformation

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  • Dent, Robert C.
  • Karahan, Fatih
  • Pugsley, Benjamin
  • Şahin, Ayşegül
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  • Abstract

    The U.S. economy has been going through a striking structural transformation--the secular reallocation of employment across sectors--over the past several decades. We propose a decomposition framework to assess the contributions of various margins of firm dynamics to this shift. Using firm-level data, we find that at least 50 percent of the adjustment has been taking place along the entry margin, due to sectors receiving different shares of startup employment than their employment shares. The rest is mostly due to life cycle differences across sectors. Declining overall entry has a small but growing effect of dampening structural transformation.
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    DOI: 10.1257/aer.p20161053 (Text)
  • Dent, Robert C., Fatih Karahan, Benjamin Pugsley, and Aysegül Sahin. “The Role of Startups in Structural Transformation.” American Economic Review 106, no. 5 (May 2016): 219–23.
    • ID: 10.1257/aer.p20161053 (DOI)

Update Metadata: 2020-05-18 | Issue Number: 2 | Registration Date: 2019-12-07

Dent, Robert C.; Karahan, Fatih; Pugsley, Benjamin; Şahin, Ayşegül (2016): Replication data for: The Role of Startups in Structural Transformation. Version: 1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.