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Misallocation and Manufacturing TFP in Korea, 1982-2007

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  • Minho Kim
  • Jiyoon Oh
  • Yongseok Shin

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The authors apply the analysis of Hsieh and Klenow (2009) to assess the degree of resource misallocation in the Republic of Korea manufacturing sector from 1982 to 2007. They find improvement in the aggregate allocative efficiency during the first decade and a strong reversal after 1992. This pattern reflects the dynamics of the within-industry distortion measures for most industries and is consistent with the evolving systematic relationship between the age/value added of establishments and their measured idiosyncratic distortions over the sample period. Their finding suggests that the observed dispersion in revenue productivity should not be dismissed as mere artifacts of misspecification or measurement errors.

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  • Minho Kim & Jiyoon Oh & Yongseok Shin, 2017. "Misallocation and Manufacturing TFP in Korea, 1982-2007," Review, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, vol. 99(2).
  • Handle: RePEc:fip:fedlrv:00082
    DOI: 10.20955/r.2017.233-244
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    4. Lee,Yoonsoo, 2020. "Long-Term Shifts in Korean Manufacturing and Plant-Level Productivity Dynamics," Policy Research Working Paper Series 9279, The World Bank.

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    JEL classification:

    • D24 - Microeconomics - - Production and Organizations - - - Production; Cost; Capital; Capital, Total Factor, and Multifactor Productivity; Capacity
    • L11 - Industrial Organization - - Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance - - - Production, Pricing, and Market Structure; Size Distribution of Firms
    • L60 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Manufacturing - - - General
    • O47 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity - - - Empirical Studies of Economic Growth; Aggregate Productivity; Cross-Country Output Convergence

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