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Trade Liberalization, Foreign Direct Investment, and Productivity of Russian Firms

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  • Evguenia Bessonova

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  • Konstantin Kozlov

    (CEFIR)

  • Ksenia Yudaeva

    (CSR, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, NES)

Abstract

The paper studies the effects of liberalization of imports and foreign direct investment on Russian firms. Using the firm-level data from 1995-2001, this paper finds that competition with imports and with FDI exerts a positive effect on domestic firms. This effect is weaker in the case of firms located in complex industries. Increased availability of imported inputs help to improve productivity of domestic firms in the mid-1990s, although the devaluation of the ruble in 1998 temporarily made firms that relied on foreign-produced inputs less competitive. Finally, entry of foreign-owned firms in post-crisis period leads to improvement in TFP of their Russian suppliers.

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  • Evguenia Bessonova & Konstantin Kozlov & Ksenia Yudaeva, 2003. "Trade Liberalization, Foreign Direct Investment, and Productivity of Russian Firms," Working Papers w0039, Center for Economic and Financial Research (CEFIR).
  • Handle: RePEc:cfr:cefirw:w0039
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    1. Delia Baghdasaryan & Lisbeth Cour & Cédric Schneider, 2016. "Which Companies Benefit from Liberalization? a Study of the Influence of Initial Productivity," Journal of Industry, Competition and Trade, Springer, vol. 16(1), pages 101-125, March.
    2. Pyle, William & Solanko, Laura, 2010. "The composition and interests of Russia's business lobbies : A test of Olson's "encompassing organization" hypothesis," BOFIT Discussion Papers 5/2010, Bank of Finland, Institute for Economies in Transition.
    3. N. Krasnopeeva & E. Nazrullaeva & A. Peresetsky & E. Shchetinin., 2016. "To export or not to export? The link between the exporter status of a firm and its technical efficiency in Russia’s manufacturing sector," VOPROSY ECONOMIKI, N.P. Redaktsiya zhurnala "Voprosy Economiki", vol. 7.

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