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Working Paper: Firm Cyclicality and Financial Frictions
Firms’ sensitivities to business cycles differ by size and age. The differences are large: “young and small firms” are more cyclical than large firms, whereas “old and small” firms are closer to acyclical. A heterogeneous-firm model with heterogeneous returns to scale can replicate these findings, and implies changes in the potency of different stabilisation policies.