Does freer trade really lead to productivity growth?: Evidence from Africa
AbstractWe use firm-level data from the World Bankâ€™s Regional Program on Enterprise Development, covering Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, and Tanzania for 1991â€“2003. Econometric results confirm well-known relationships, such as a positive association between export intensity and TFP, which implies that more productive firms are more likely to select in to exporting.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) in its series IFPRI discussion papers with number 1262.
Date of creation: 2013
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trade; firm productivity; Manufacturing industries; exports; trade liberalization;
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- NEP-AFR-2013-04-27 (Africa)
- NEP-ALL-2013-04-27 (All new papers)
- NEP-DEV-2013-04-27 (Development)
- NEP-EFF-2013-04-27 (Efficiency & Productivity)
- NEP-INT-2013-04-27 (International Trade)
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