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Vertical Integration and Economic Growth: An Empirical Study

  • Knobel, A.

    (The Institute for the Economy in Transition, Moscow, Russia)

The paper is devoted to an empirical study of determinants of vertical integration and their influence on economic growth. We verified the following hypotheses: higher quality of institutions reduces probability of vertical integration; productivity levels of participants in vertical integration influence on its probability in different ways; higher import quota of an economy helps reducing the degree of vertical integration; the degree of vertical integration in an economy influence on economic growth in different ways depending on the stage of economic development.

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Article provided by New Economic Association in its journal Journal of the New Economic Association.

Volume (Year): (2009)
Issue (Month): 3-4 ()
Pages: 54-70

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Handle: RePEc:nea:journl:y:2009:i:3-4:p:54-70
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