Evolution of Profit Persistence in the US: Evidence from three Periods

  • Adelina Gschwandtner (Speaker)

Activity: Talk or presentationScience to professionals/public


The present study analyses and compares profit persistence during the periods 1950-66, 1967-83 and 1984-99 in the US. While most of the previous studies performed persistence analysis on survivors only, the present setup allows for
companies to enter and exit the analysed sample, giving a more comprehensive depiction of the US economy during this half of the century. The results point
toward a constant increase of competition after the opening of the US economy to international competition in the 1960-1980s. Key determinants of profit persistence seem to be the firrm's and industry size, industry-growth, and more recently risk and advertising.
Period25 May 2010
Event titleScientific Colloquium
Event typeUnkonwn