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Fading Stars

Germán Gutiérrez, Thomas Philippon

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NBER Working Paper No. 25529
Issued in February 2019
NBER Program(s):CF, EFG, IO, PR

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Abstract

We study the evolution of super star firms in the U.S. economy over the past 60 years. Contrary to common wisdom, super stars firms have not become larger, have not become more productive, and the contribution of star firms to aggregate U.S. productivity growth has fallen by more than one third since 2000.

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