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By Brian Snowdon

ISBN-10: 1840643870

ISBN-13: 9781840643879

The Encyclopedia of Macroeconomics is an authoritative and important reference resource on macroeconomics which embraces definitions of phrases and ideas, conflicting ideological methods and the contributions of significant thinkers. finished in scope, it comprises over three hundred brief entries and greater than a hundred especially commissioned major entries from an across the world popular crew of students.

The alphabetically ordered entries might be important either as a easy reference resource and a provocative stimulus for additional analyzing. The Encyclopedia will quickly be confirmed as a number one reference resource on macroeconomics that might either enlighten scholars and be hugely valued by way of students and academics of economics.

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54 3 Stylized Facts in Industrial Dynamics: Exit, Productivity, Income the 30th-85th range of the distribution has been increasing in relative terms all over the span 1960-1997, so that (5 has actually increased over the same period. Of course, our analysis is unsuited to ascertain whether this fact is due to an increase in the amplitude of output fluctuations in low-income countries or to a decrease of volatility in countries with higher incomes. , 2000; IMF, 2001), however, seems to suggest that the first conjecture is likely to be the right one, probably reflecting a strengthening of the inverse relationship between income levels and vulnerability to financial and debt crisis.

Nirei and Souma (2004) confirm the power-law decay for top taxpayers in the US and Japan from 1960 to 1999, but find that the middle portion of the income distribution has rather an exponential form; the same is proposed by Dragulescu and Yakovenko (2001) for the UK during the period 1994-1999 and for the US in 1998. In this section we look at the shape of the personal income distribution in Italy by using cross-sectional data samples from the population of Italian Households during the years 1977-2002.

5 The Size Distribution Shift over the Business Cycle 21 Fig. 2 . 3 . 013 ( s t a n d a r d error a t 99% significance level). T h e power-law fit is quite good for firms spanning nearly t h r e e orders of m a g n i t u d e . 4 reports t h e annual change of t h e size distribution P a r e t o indices for four countries, namely Italy, Spain, France a n d UK. T h e degree of variability of the size distribution over t h e business cycle seems to b e countrydependent. 5 extends t h e evidence for t h e country where t h e variability is higher, t h a t is Italy, by plotting t h e t i m e series of t h e (log of the) scale (dashed line) a n d t h e shape (continuous line) p a r a m e t e r s of t h e size distribution.

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