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The growing inequality between firms
Giuseppe Berlingieri, Patrick Blanchenay and Chiara Criscuolo
October 2017
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CentrePiece 22 (3) Autumn 2017

Tags: dispersion; productivity; sorting; wages

Some firms pay well while others don’t; and some are highly productive while many aren’t. New research describes an emerging pattern of increasing inequality of wages and productivity between firms in the manufacturing and services sectors of many OECD countries – what they call the ‘Great Divergences’.

This article summarises ‘The Great Divergence(s)’ by Giuseppe Berlingieri, Patrick Blanchenay and Chiara Criscuolo, CEP Discussion Paper No. 1488, June 2017.