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An Alternative Theory of the Plant Size Distribution with an Application to Trade

Thomas J. Holmes, John J. Stevens

NBER Working Paper No. 15957
Issued in April 2010

---- Acknowledgements -----

The research presented here was funded by the National Science Foundation under Grant SES 0551062. We thank Brian Adams, Steve Schmeiser, and Julia Thornton Snider for their research assistance on this project. We have benefited from working at the Center for Economic Studies at the Census Bureau, and particularly thank Shawn Klimek, Arnie Reznek, and Lynn Riggs. The statistics reported in this paper that were derived from Census Bureau micro data were screened to ensure that they do not disclose confidential information. The views expressed herein are those of the authors and not necessarily those of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, the Federal Reserve Board, the Federal Reserve System, the U.S. Bureau of the Census, or the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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