Some Aspects of Aggregate Concentration in the Israeli Economy, 1964-1986

Some Aspects of Aggregate Concentration in the Israeli Economy, 1964-1986
Rowley, Robin and Bichler, Shimshon and Nitzan, Jonathan. (1988). Working Papers. Department of Economics. McGill University. Vol. 88. No. 7. pp. 1-64. (Article - Working Paper; English).

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This essay examines the Israeli market structure from the perspective of ownership. We distinguish between the several corporate holding-groups that dominate the ‘Big Economy’ and the multitude of smaller, largely independent, business entities of the ‘Small Economy’. Although the two “sectors” operate under the same macroeconomic conditions, the analysis reveals marked differences in their business performance. These differences were reflected in an upward trend of aggregate concentration through the 1964-1968 period. Until the early 1970s the upward trend was moderate and was largely due to the different expansion paces of the two “sectors”. Since then, however, the trend intensified as the ‘Small Economy’ stagnated while profits in the ‘Big Economy’ continued to grow.



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Article - Working Paper


concentration dual economy holding groups Israel market structure national accounting ownership profit surplus


BN Data & Statistics
BN Region - Middle East
BN Industrial Organization
BN Business Enterprise
BN Value & Price
BN Macro
BN Money & Finance
BN Methodology
BN Distribution
BN Comparative
BN Micro
BN Capital & Accumulation

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Jonathan Nitzan

Date Deposited

10 Feb 2007

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29 Mar 2016 19:48


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