Vertical Industry Relations, Spillovers, And Productivity: Evidence From Chilean Plants
AbstractWe use disaggregated data on Chilean plants, and the Chilean input-output table to examine the impact of agglomeration spillovers on total factor productivity (TFP). In common with previous studies, we find evidence for intraindustry spillovers, but none for general cross-industry spillovers. This picture changes when we take vertical industry relations into account. There are important productivity spillovers from plants in upstream industries. Interestingly, a similar effect cannot be found from plants in downstream industries. The number of plants in these sectors has no effect on plant-level TFP, just as the number of plants in other industries that are neither important upstream suppliers nor downstream customers also has no effect. Copyright (c) 2009, Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
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Volume (Year): 49 (2009)
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- López, Ricardo A. & Suedekum, Jens, 2007. "Vertical Industry Relations, Spillovers and Productivity: Evidence from Chilean Plants," IZA Discussion Papers 3047, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).
- Ricardo Lopez & Jens Suedekum, 2007. "Vertical industry relations, spillovers and productivity: Evidence from Chilean plants," Caepr Working Papers 2007-016, Center for Applied Economics and Policy Research, Economics Department, Indiana University Bloomington.
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- R15 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - General Regional Economics - - - Econometric and Input-Output Models; Other Methods
- O18 - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Urban, Rural, Regional, and Transportation Analysis; Housing; Infrastructure
- O54 - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economywide Country Studies - - - Latin America; Caribbean
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