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On Entry and Growth: Theory and Evidence

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  • Philippe Aghion
  • Evguenia Bessonova

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This paper analyzes the relationship between the entry of new firms and the innovation and productivity growth within existing firms. In particular, we argue that liberalizing entry has a boosting effect on innovation and growth in those existing enterprises that are the most productive prior to the liberalisation, whereas it discourages them in the least productive firms. This prediction is confronted to firm-level panel data from the UK, India and especially Russia over the period 1996-2002. JEL Classification: O11, O12, O30, O31, O32, O40.

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  • Philippe Aghion & Evguenia Bessonova, 2006. "On Entry and Growth: Theory and Evidence," Revue de l'OFCE, Presses de Sciences-Po, vol. 97(5), pages 259-278.
  • Handle: RePEc:cai:reofsp:reof_073_0259
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    1. Diekhof, Josefine & Cantner, Uwe, 2017. "Incumbents' responses to innovative entrants: A multi-country dynamic analysis," ZEW Discussion Papers 17-052, ZEW - Zentrum für Europäische Wirtschaftsforschung / Center for European Economic Research.
    2. Javier Changoluisa & Michael Fritsch, 2016. "New Business Formation and Incumbents' Perception of Competitive Pressure," Jena Economic Research Papers 2016-019, Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena.
    3. Victoria Golikova & Ksenia Gonchar & Boris Kuznetsov, 2011. "Entry into Export Markets as an Incentive to Innovate. Evidence from the Russian Manufacturing Industry Survey," HSE Working papers WP BRP 11/EC/2011, National Research University Higher School of Economics.
    4. Bessonova, Eugenia, 2010. "Efficiency of Manufacturing in Russia: Effect of Domestic Competition and FDI," Applied Econometrics, Publishing House "SINERGIA PRESS", vol. 17(1), pages 106-127.
    5. Iacovone, Leonardo, 2012. "The better you are the stronger it makes you: Evidence on the asymmetric impact of liberalization," Journal of Development Economics, Elsevier, vol. 99(2), pages 474-485.
    6. Kolesnikova, Irina, 2010. "State Aid for Industrial Enterprises in Belarus: Remedy or Poison?," MPRA Paper 22403, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    7. International Monetary Fund, 2012. "Republic of Belarus; Selected Issues," IMF Staff Country Reports 12/114, International Monetary Fund.
    8. Fritsch, Michael & Changoluisa, Javier, 2017. "New business formation and the productivity of manufacturing incumbents: Effects and mechanisms," Journal of Business Venturing, Elsevier, vol. 32(3), pages 237-259.
    9. Kolesnikova Irina, 2010. "State Aid for Industrial Enterprises in Belarus: Remedy or Poison?," EERC Working Paper Series 10/01e, EERC Research Network, Russia and CIS.
    10. Uwe Cantner & Josefine Diekhof, 2017. "Incumbents' Asymmetric Responses to Environmentally Friendly Entrants in the Automotive Industry," Jena Economic Research Papers 2017-004, Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena, revised 13 Jul 2017.
    11. repec:eee:rujoec:v:1:y:2015:i:1:p:30-54 is not listed on IDEAS

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    Keywords

    entry; growth; productivity; foreign investment;

    JEL classification:

    • O11 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Macroeconomic Analyses of Economic Development
    • O12 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Microeconomic Analyses of Economic Development
    • O30 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Innovation; Research and Development; Technological Change; Intellectual Property Rights - - - General
    • O31 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Innovation; Research and Development; Technological Change; Intellectual Property Rights - - - Innovation and Invention: Processes and Incentives
    • O32 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Innovation; Research and Development; Technological Change; Intellectual Property Rights - - - Management of Technological Innovation and R&D
    • O40 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity - - - General

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