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Trade composition and total factor productivity: Evidence for Chile

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  • Dierk Herzer

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This paper examines the long-run impact of capital goods imports, intermediate goods imports, and exports of manufactured and primary goods on total factor productivity in Chile. Using cointegration techniques, we find productivity-enhancing effects of capital and intermediate goods imports as well as manufactured exports, and productivity-limiting effects of primary exports.

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Paper provided by Ibero-America Institute for Economic Research in its series Ibero America Institute for Econ. Research (IAI) Discussion Papers with number 116.

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Length: 9 pages
Date of creation: 06 Sep 2005
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Handle: RePEc:got:iaidps:116

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Keywords: Trade Composition; Productivity; Cointegration;

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