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Vertical Integration and Economic Growth: An Empirical Study

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  • Knobel, A.

    (The Institute for the Economy in Transition, Moscow, Russia)

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The paper is devoted to an empirical study of determinants of vertical integration and their influence on economic growth. We verified the following hypotheses: higher quality of institutions reduces probability of vertical integration; productivity levels of participants in vertical integration influence on its probability in different ways; higher import quota of an economy helps reducing the degree of vertical integration; the degree of vertical integration in an economy influence on economic growth in different ways depending on the stage of economic development.

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Article provided by New Economic Association in its journal Journal of the New Economic Association.

Volume (Year): (2009)
Issue (Month): 3-4 ()
Pages: 54-70

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Handle: RePEc:nea:journl:y:2009:i:3-4:p:54-70

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