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dc.contributor.advisorThijssen, Jacco
dc.contributor.authorNelson, Ana
dc.date.accessioned2019-05-01T14:09:55Z
dc.date.available2019-05-01T14:09:55Z
dc.date.issued2007
dc.identifier.citationAna Nelson, 'Self-organising skew distributions in an agent-based model with applications to Gibrat's Law', [thesis], Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). Department of Economics, 2007, pp 251
dc.identifier.otherTHESIS 8121
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2262/86535
dc.description.abstractThree models for the firm size distribution are implemented using an Agent-Based Modelling (ABM) framework, and a theory explaining the source of a skew firm size distribution in one of the models is proposed. The variable effort model produces a skew distribution of firm sizes, we propose, due to the presence within the model of endogenous birth and proportional growth forces. These forces result from the instantiation within an agent-based model of contradictory microeconomic tendencies, namely the free riding tendency due to Cobb-Douglas income leisure preferences and the increasing returns to scale of the firm production function. All of these elements have a role to play in the resultant generation of a skew firm size distribution.
dc.format1 volume
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherTrinity College (Dublin, Ireland). Department of Economics
dc.relation.isversionofhttp://stella.catalogue.tcd.ie/iii/encore/record/C__Rb12790003
dc.subjectEconomics, Ph.D.
dc.subjectPh.D. Trinity College Dublin
dc.titleSelf-organising skew distributions in an agent-based model with applications to Gibrat's Law
dc.typethesis
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dc.type.qualificationlevelDoctoral
dc.type.qualificationnameDoctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)
dc.rights.ecaccessrightsopenAccess
dc.format.extentpaginationpp 251
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