Productivity Dynamics in the Distributive Trade Sector of Brazil, 1996-2004
AbstractThis 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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Bibliographic InfoArticle 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)
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Distributive Trade Sector; Decomposition Analysis; Brazil;
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- 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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