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Productivity Dynamics in the Distributive Trade Sector of Brazil, 1996-2004

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  • Gaaitzen J. de Vries

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    (University of Groningen and GGDC, Faculty of Economics and Business)

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This paper studies the productivity performance of distributive trade firms in Brazil. We decompose productivity growth within distributive trade industries into the contribution from entering, exiting, and continuing firms during 1996-2004. The decomposition indicates that productivity growth in the distributive trade sector of Brazil is largely due to productivity growth within continuing firms. Reallocation effects are small despite liberalization of services markets. Our findings of the distributive trade sector in Brazil are different from that in several OECD countries (in particular the UK and the US), where reallocation dynamics play an important role in accounting for growth.

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Article provided by Universidad Nacional de Córdoba, Facultad de Ciencias Económicas, Instituto de Economía y Finanzas in its journal Revista de Economía y Estadística.

Volume (Year): XLVI (2008)
Issue (Month): 2 (July)
Pages: 47-82

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Handle: RePEc:ief:reveye:v:46:y:2008:i:2:p:47-82

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Keywords: Distributive Trade Sector; Decomposition Analysis; Brazil;

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  1. Griliches, Zvi & Regev, Haim, 1995. "Firm productivity in Israeli industry 1979-1988," Journal of Econometrics, Elsevier, vol. 65(1), pages 175-203, January.
  2. Mark Doms & Ron Jarmin & Shawn Klimek, 2004. "Information technology investment and firm performance in US retail trade," Economics of Innovation and New Technology, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 13(7), pages 595-613.
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