Zipf plots and the size distribution of firms

Michael H.R. Stanley, Sergey V. Buldyrev, Shlomo Havlin, Rosario N. Mantegna, Michael A. Salinger, H. Eugene Stanley

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

209 Scopus citations

Abstract

We use a Zipf plot to demonstrate that the upper tail of the size distribution of firms is too thin relative to the log normal rather than too fat, as had previously been believed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)453-457
Number of pages5
JournalEconomics Letters
Volume49
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1995

Keywords

  • Firm size
  • Gibrat's Law
  • Zipf plot

Fingerprint

Dive into the research topics of 'Zipf plots and the size distribution of firms'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this