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The Dynamics of Exports and Productivity at the Plant Level: A Panel Data Error Correction Model (ECM) Approach

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  • Mahmut Yasar
  • Carl H. Nelson
  • Roderick Rejesus

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This article examines the short-run and long-run dynamics of the export-productivity relationship for Turkish manufacturing industries. We use an error correction model (ECM) estimated using a system Generalized Method of Moments (GMM) estimator to achieve this objective. Our results suggest that permanent productivity shocks generate larger long-run export level responses, as compared to long-run productivity responses from permanent export shocks. This result suggests that industrial policy should be geared toward permanent improvements in plant-productivity in order to have sustainable long-run export and economic growth.

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  • Mahmut Yasar & Carl H. Nelson & Roderick Rejesus, 2003. "The Dynamics of Exports and Productivity at the Plant Level: A Panel Data Error Correction Model (ECM) Approach," Emory Economics 0322, Department of Economics, Emory University (Atlanta).
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    1. Coad, Alex, 2007. "Testing the principle of `growth of the fitter': The relationship between profits and firm growth," Structural Change and Economic Dynamics, Elsevier, vol. 18(3), pages 370-386, September.
    2. Thomas Gries & Margarete Redlin, 2012. "Trade Openness and Economic Growth: A Panel Causality Analysis," Working Papers CIE 52, Paderborn University, CIE Center for International Economics.
    3. Thomas Gries & Margarete Redlin, 2010. "Short-run and Long-run Dynamics of Growth,Inequality and Poverty in the Developing World," Working Papers CIE 29, Paderborn University, CIE Center for International Economics.
    4. Matthew Lilling, 2006. "The Link Between CEO Compensation and Firm Performance: Does Simultaneity Matter?," Atlantic Economic Journal, Springer;International Atlantic Economic Society, vol. 34(1), pages 101-114, March.

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