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Title Retail Market Structure and Dynamics: A Three Country Comparison of Japan, the U.K. and the U.S
Author Jonathan Haskel, Ron Jarmin, Kazu Motohayshi, Raffaella Sadun
Year 2006
Abstract This paper compares structure and dynamics of the Retail Trade Sectors in Japan, the U.K. and the U.S. This is done using confidential establishment and firm level data for each country. By using micro data we are able to perform much more detail comparisons than could be accomplished using publicly available information. We examine cross sectional differences in the size, age, and productivity distributions of retail establishments and firms in the three countries. We also, compare entry and exit rates and job creation and destruction rates across the three countries controlling for size, age, and retail industry. We also focus on the role large chain stores play across the three countries. Our main findings are (i) that US stores are, in almost every dimension, much larger than UK stores and very much larger than Japanese stores and (ii) the US market is much more “fluid” with many more US chains achieving high market share growth and many more entrants succeeding.
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Topic revision: r2 - 14 Mar 2011, JonathanHaskel

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