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Competition and Firm Productivity

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  • Marc Schiffbauer
  • Sandra Ospina

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This paper presents empirical evidence on the impact of competition on firm productivity. Using firm-level observations from the World Bank Enterprise Survey database, we find a positive and robust causal relationship between our proxies for competition and our measures of productivity. We also find that countries that implemented product-market reforms had a more pronounced increase in competition, and correspondingly, in productivity: the contribution to productivity growth due to competition spurred by product-market reforms is around 12-15 percent.

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Paper provided by International Monetary Fund in its series IMF Working Papers with number 10/67.

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Length: 34
Date of creation: 01 Mar 2010
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Handle: RePEc:imf:imfwpa:10/67

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Keywords: Productivity; Eastern Europe; Economic models; Economic reforms; Industrial sector; Markets; Production growth; competition; survey; correlation; instrumental variables; heteroscedasticity; imperfect competition; surveys; statistics; market competition; product market competition; estimation period; equation; competitive pressure; descriptive statistics; computation; instrumental variable; degree of competition; sampling; confidence intervals; measurement errors; dummy variable; competition from imports; perfect competition; sample size; sample sizes; missing data; random samples; regulatory authorities; difference equation; cointegration; predictions; import competition; standard errors; explanatory power; external competition; domestic competition; empirical model; confidence interval; competition between firms; polynomial; dummy variables; skewness; effect of regulation; monopoly; samples; regression equation; markov chain;

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  1. Sánchez-Valadez, Manuel, 2012. "Decisiones financieras, competencia en el mercado y desempeño de las empresas: Evidencia empírica para Iberoamérica/Financial Decisions, Market Competition and Firm Performance: Empirical Evidence ," Estudios de Economía Aplicada, Estudios de Economía Aplicada, vol. 30, pages 359 (36 pag, Abril.
  2. Richard Harris & John Moffat, 2011. "Plant-level determinants of total factor productivity in Great Britain, 1997-2006," LSE Research Online Documents on Economics 33561, London School of Economics and Political Science, LSE Library.
  3. Daveri, F. & Lecat, R. & Parisi , M L., 2011. "Service deregulation, competition and the performance of French and Italian firms," Working papers 346, Banque de France.
  4. Gnidchenko, Andrey, 2011. "Моделирование Технологических И Институциональных Эффектов В Макроэкономическом Прогнозировании
    [Technologica
    ," MPRA Paper 35484, University Library of Munich, Germany, revised May 2011.
  5. Tibor Lalinsky, 2013. "Firm competitiveness determinants: results of a panel data analysis," Working and Discussion Papers WP 4/2013, Research Department, National Bank of Slovakia.

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