Trade Integration and Within-Plant Productivity Evolution in Chile
We analyze the impact of trade integration on plant TFP using Chilean plant-level data (1982–1999) and 3-digit bilateral trade ﬂows. Our contribution is to disentangle the impact of export and import barriers, estimated as border effects within a multilateral context. A fall in export barriers is positively correlated with plant productivity in traded sectors. The reduction of import barriers, however, can only be associated to productivity improvements in export-oriented sectors. In import-competing sectors a robust positive correlation shows up between plant productivity and protection. We then test several channels linking trade integration and ﬁrm productivity.
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|Date of creation:||Apr 2010|
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|Publication status:||Published in Review of World Economics, 2010, Vol. 146, no. 1. pp. 113-146.Length: 33 pages|
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