An analysis of industry concentration in South African manufacturing, 1972-2001

Johannes Fedderke, Dietmar Naumann

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Abstract

This article examines industry concentration for the South African manufacturing sector over the 1972-2001 period, for the three-digit industry classification. The article notes both the high level of industry concentration in South African manufacturing and a rising trend in concentration across a wide range of industries as measured by the Gini and Rosenbluth coefficients. The article examines the impact of concentration on investment rates using a dynamic heterogeneous panel estimation methodology. We find that increased concentration unambiguously lowers investment rates.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2919-2939
Number of pages21
JournalApplied Economics
Volume43
Issue number22
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 2011

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Economics and Econometrics

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