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The effects of exports, technical change and markup on total factor productivity growth: Evidence from Singapore's electronics industry

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  • Bloch, Harry
  • Tang, Sam Hak Kan

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This paper illustrates a new technique to measure the effect of export demand on the conventional TFP growth index at the industry level. We apply the technique to Singapore’s electronics industry and find that rapid growth in exports accounts for most of the TFP growth in this industry.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Economics Letters.

Volume (Year): 96 (2007)
Issue (Month): 1 (July)
Pages: 58-63

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Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolet:v:96:y:2007:i:1:p:58-63

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