Market Dynamics and Productivity in Japanese Retail Industry in the late 1990s

執筆者 MATSUURA Toshiyuki/MOTOHASHI Kazuyuki  (Faculty Fellow, RIETI)
発行日/NO. 2005年1月  05-E-001


This study is a first attempt of shedding a light on market dynamics in Japanese retail industry at establishment level using micro dataset from census survey. Entry and exit of establishment and its impact on productivity is investigated by using Retail and Wholesale Census by METI in 1997 and 2002. It is found that a substantial number of gross turn over of establishments, as well as employment reallocation associated with it. This market dynamics of retail industry contributes to aggregated productivity growth.