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Competition and labor productivity in India's retail stores

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  • Amin, Mohammad
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    Using newly available data compiled by the World Bank's Enterprise Surveys, we analyze the relationship between competition and output per worker for retail stores in India. The OLS and IV regressions show a significant positive relationship between competition and output per worker. There is also considerable scope for pro-competitive reforms with 62 percent of the surveyed stores reporting facing no significant competition. According to our conservative estimates, pro-competitive reforms could improve labor productivity by as much as 36 percent of its current level.

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    Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Journal of Asian Economics.

    Volume (Year): 41 (2015)
    Issue (Month): C ()
    Pages: 57-68

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    Handle: RePEc:eee:asieco:v:41:y:2015:i:c:p:57-68
    DOI: 10.1016/j.asieco.2015.10.003
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