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Competition and Productivity: A Review of Evidence

Thomas J. Holmes - Consultant
James A. Schmitz, Jr. - Senior Research Economist

Published February 24, 2010

Abstract
Does competition spur productivity? And if so, how does it do so? These have long been regarded as central questions in economics. This essay reviews the literature that makes progress toward answering both questions.


Published In: Annual Review of Economics (Vol. 2, September 2010, pp. 619-642)

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