Testing the Linkages between Trade and Productivity Growth
AbstractThe authors examine the effect of trade on productivity growth using data from nine manufacturing industries across 12 OECD countries over the period 1978-97. Because causality between productivity growth and trade share runs both ways, geographical characteristics of countries are used to instrument for average bilateral trade volumes over the 20-year period. In addition, to exploit the time-series nature of the data, the authors construct a panel dataset and employ dynamic panel data techniques. After controlling for industry-specific heterogeneity, the results indicate that increased exposure to trade, in particular higher import volumes, exerts a positive influence on industries' productivity growth. However, the effect is rather small. Copyright � 2008 The Authors. Journal compilation � 2008 Blackwell Publishing Ltd.
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Volume (Year): 12 (2008)
Issue (Month): 4 (November)
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- C. Economidou & Antu Panini Murshid, 2007. "Testing the linkages between trad and productivity growth," Working Papers 07-22, Utrecht School of Economics.
- F14 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Empirical Studies of Trade
- F43 - International Economics - - Macroeconomic Aspects of International Trade and Finance - - - Economic Growth of Open Economies
- O47 - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity - - - Measurement of Economic Growth; Aggregate Productivity; Cross-Country Output Convergence
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