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Trade liberalization and inter-industry productivity spillovers: a dynamic spatial panel approach

  • Lourenco S. Paz

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    (Syracuse University)

The use of trade liberalization to enhance manufacturing productivity has been a commonly applied policy in several developing countries since the 1980s. This paper proposes a new methodology to estimate the inter-industry productivity spillovers that may occur in such reforms. The findings from a study of the Brazilian trade liberalization episode (1989-1998) indicate that inter-industry productivity spillovers exist, are positive, and account for 70% of the increase in productivity that results from a reduction in import tariffs.

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Volume (Year): 33 (2013)
Issue (Month): 3 ()
Pages: 2379-2393

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Handle: RePEc:ebl:ecbull:eb-13-00338
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