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Trade Openness and Aggregate Productive Efficiency

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  • Georgios E. Chortareas
  • Evangelia Desli
  • Theodore Pelagidis

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We consider whether openness is related to the aggregate technical efficiency in the OECD countries. We obtain efficiency measures using Data Envelopment Analysis and we find that our measure of openness is positively related to the technical efficiency scores.

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Article provided by European Research Studies Journal in its journal European Research Studies Journal.

Volume (Year): VI (2003)
Issue (Month): 1-2 (January - June)
Pages: 193-

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Handle: RePEc:ers:journl:v:vi:y:2003:i:1-2:p:193-

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