Is there an economic measure relating production or GDP to firm size?
September 13, 2010 5:19 PM Subscribe
Is there an economic measure that describes what proportion of GDP is produced by firms of different sizes?
posted by nowoutside to Work & Money (4 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I'm guessing this exists already. What I'd like to explore quantitatively is how much a given economy or industry is dominated by "big business" versus "small business".
For example, I'm interesting in a chart that could tell you that that says 50% of GDP is produced by firms of 30,000+ employees...or 50% of industry output is produced by firms with over $1B in annual revenue.
I'm interested in what this would be for both a national economy as a whole (preferable US) and different sectors such as energy and natural resources. Perhaps this measure would be interesting to chart across time.
I think what I'm getting at is quantitatively similar to an exceedance curve
, but calculated with actual economic data.