concstats: Market Structure, Concentration and Inequality Measures

Based on individual market shares of all participants in a market or space, the package offers a set of different structural and concentration measures frequently - and not so frequently - used in research and in practice. Measures can be calculated in groups or individually. The calculated measure or the resulting vector in table format should help practitioners make more informed decisions. Methods used in this package are from: 1. Chang, E. J., Guerra, S. M., de Souza Penaloza, R. A. & Tabak, B. M. (2005) "Banking concentration: the Brazilian case". 2. Cobham, A. and A. Summer (2013). "Is It All About the Tails? The Palma Measure of Income Inequality". 3. Garcia Alba Idunate, P. (1994). "Un Indice de dominancia para el analisis de la estructura de los mercados". 4. Ginevicius, R. and S. Cirba (2009). "Additive measurement of market concentration" <doi:10.3846/1611-1699.2009.10.191-198>. 5. Herfindahl, O. C. (1950), "Concentration in the steel industry" (PhD thesis). 6. Hirschmann, A. O. (1945), "National power and structure of foreign trade". 7. Melnik, A., O. Shy, and R. Stenbacka (2008), "Assessing market dominance" <doi:10.1016/j.jebo.2008.03.010>. 8. Palma, J. G. (2006). "Globalizing Inequality: 'Centrifugal' and 'Centripetal' Forces at Work". 9. Shannon, C. E. (1948). "A Mathematical Theory of Communication". 10. Simpson, E. H. (1949). "Measurement of Diversity" <doi:10.1038/163688a0>.

Version: 0.1.6
Depends: R (≥ 2.10)
Suggests: rmarkdown, knitr, dplyr, devtools, kableExtra, ggplot2, testthat (≥ 3.0.0), covr
Published: 2023-03-30
DOI: 10.32614/CRAN.package.concstats
Author: Andreas Schneider ORCID iD [aut, cre], Sebastian Wojcik [rev], Christopher T. Kenny [rev]
Maintainer: Andreas Schneider <schneiderconsultingpy at>
License: GPL (≥ 3)
URL:, (website)
NeedsCompilation: no
Language: en-US
Citation: concstats citation info
Materials: README NEWS
CRAN checks: concstats results


Reference manual: concstats.pdf
Vignettes: Introduction to concstats
Getting started


Package source: concstats_0.1.6.tar.gz
Windows binaries: r-devel:, r-release:, r-oldrel:
macOS binaries: r-release (arm64): concstats_0.1.6.tgz, r-oldrel (arm64): concstats_0.1.6.tgz, r-release (x86_64): concstats_0.1.6.tgz, r-oldrel (x86_64): concstats_0.1.6.tgz
Old sources: concstats archive


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