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Trade Integration and Within-Plant Productivity Evolution in Chile

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  • Ledezma, Ivan
  • Bas, Maria

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We analyze the impact of trade integration on plant TFP using Chilean plant-level data (1982–1999) and 3-digit bilateral trade flows. Our contribution is to disentangle the impact of export and import barriers, estimated as border effects within a multilateral context. A fall in export barriers is positively correlated with plant productivity in traded sectors. The reduction of import barriers, however, can only be associated to productivity improvements in export-oriented sectors. In import-competing sectors a robust positive correlation shows up between plant productivity and protection. We then test several channels linking trade integration and firm productivity.

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Paper provided by Paris Dauphine University in its series Economics Papers from University Paris Dauphine with number 123456789/6910.

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Date of creation: Apr 2010
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Publication status: Published in Review of World Economics, 2010, Vol. 146, no. 1. pp. 113-146.Length: 33 pages
Handle: RePEc:dau:papers:123456789/6910

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Keywords: Trade barriers; Plant productivity; Firm heterogeneity; Plant-level data;

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  1. Maria Bas, 2009. "Trade, Foreign Inputs and Firms’ Decisions: Theory and Evidence," Working Papers 2009-35, CEPII research center.
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  3. Bas, Maria & Bombarda, Pamela, 2013. "Chinese trade reforms, market access and foreign competition: the patterns of French exporters," Policy Research Working Paper Series 6330, The World Bank.
  4. Maria Bas & Vanessa Strauss-Kahn, 2014. "Does importing more inputs raise exports? Firm-level evidence from France," Review of World Economics (Weltwirtschaftliches Archiv), Springer, Springer, vol. 150(2), pages 241-275, May.
  5. Antonio Navas & Davide Sala, 2013. "Innovation and Trade Policy Coordination: the Role of Firm Heterogeneity," Working Papers, The University of Sheffield, Department of Economics 2013017, The University of Sheffield, Department of Economics.
  6. Sarah Ben Yahmed & Sean Dougherty, 2014. "Import Competition, Domestic Regulation and Firm-Level Productivity Growth in the OECD," PSE - G-MOND WORKING PAPERS, HAL hal-00959389, HAL.
  7. Maria Bas & Pamela Bombarda, 2011. "Unilateral trade reform, Market Access and Foreign Competition: the Patterns of Multi-Product Exporters," Working Papers 2011-18, CEPII research center.
  8. Raphael Bergoeing Vela & Andrés Hernando & Andrea Repetto, 2010. "Market Reforms and Efficiency Gains in Chile," Estudios de Economia, University of Chile, Department of Economics, University of Chile, Department of Economics, vol. 37(2 Year 20), pages 217-242, December.

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