Evaluating Different Types of Enterprise Support Programs Using Panel Firm Data: Evidence From The Mexican Manufacturing Sector
AbstractThis paper uses a ten-year panel of firm-level data (1994–2005) to evaluate different type of enterprise support programs in Mexico. The applied methodology is a fixed effect model that addresses selectivity bias from observed and unobserved firm heterogeneity. The analysis finds evidence that participation in some Business Development Services (BDS), specifically environmental certification services, and Research and Development (R&D) support programs is associated with improvements on outcomes such as the value added per worker, employment, and exports. The magnitude and statistical significance of the estimated effects varies across programs, with estimated effects of R&D programs being larger and more precisely estimated. Further, the paper finds evidence that some of the positive effects of these programs can take several years to realize.
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Bibliographic InfoArticle provided by LACEA - LATIN AMERICAN AND CARIBBEAN ECONOMIC ASSOCIATION in its journal JOURNAL OF LACEA ECONOMIA.
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fixed effects model; program impact evaluation; enterprise support programs;
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- L25 - Industrial Organization - - Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behavior - - - Firm Performance
- L53 - Industrial Organization - - Regulation and Industrial Policy - - - Enterprise Policy
- O25 - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth - - Development Planning and Policy - - - Industrial Policy
- O54 - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economywide Country Studies - - - Latin America; Caribbean
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