NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH
NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH

The Incredible Shrinking Portuguese Firm

Serguey Braguinsky, Lee G. Branstetter, Andre Regateiro

NBER Working Paper No. 17265
Issued in July 2011

---- Acknowledgements -----

This research was supported by the Carnegie Mellon-Portugal Information and Communications Technologies Institute, the Institute's Ph.D. program in Technological Change and Entrepreneurship, and the Portuguese National Science Foundation (FCT). We thank Rui Baptista, Steven Klepper, Pedro Martins, and Lowell Taylor for helpful comments. We also thank Michael Dahl for access to information on changes in the firm size distribution in Denmark and Javier Miranda for similar information on changes in the firm size distribution in the U.S. The views expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research, nor do they reflect the views of any branch, agency, or ministry of the Government of Portugal.

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