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Import Competition, Domestic Regulation and Firm-Level Productivity Growth in the OECD

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  • Sarah Ben Yahmed

    (IEP Aix-en-Provence - Sciences Po Aix - Institut d'études politiques d'Aix-en-Provence, GREQAM - Groupement de Recherche en Économie Quantitative d'Aix-Marseille - ECM - École Centrale de Marseille - EHESS - École des hautes études en sciences sociales - CNRS - Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique - AMU - Aix Marseille Université)

  • Sean Dougherty

    (CES - Centre d'économie de la Sorbonne - UP1 - Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne - CNRS - Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, PSE - Paris School of Economics - ENPC - École des Ponts ParisTech - ENS-PSL - École normale supérieure - Paris - PSL - Université Paris sciences et lettres - UP1 - Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne - CNRS - Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique - EHESS - École des hautes études en sciences sociales - INRAE - Institut National de Recherche pour l’Agriculture, l’Alimentation et l’Environnement, OCDE - Organisation de Coopération et de Développement Economiques = Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development)

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This paper examines how import penetration affects firms' productivity growth taking into account the heterogeneity in firms' distance to the efficiency frontier and country differences in product market regulation.

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  • Sarah Ben Yahmed & Sean Dougherty, 2014. "Import Competition, Domestic Regulation and Firm-Level Productivity Growth in the OECD," Université Paris1 Panthéon-Sorbonne (Post-Print and Working Papers) hal-00959389, HAL.
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    Keywords

    Firm productivity growth; Behind-the-border regulatory barriers; Product market regulation; Import competition; international trade;
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    JEL classification:

    • F1 - International Economics - - Trade
    • K2 - Law and Economics - - Regulation and Business Law
    • L2 - Industrial Organization - - Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behavior
    • L5 - Industrial Organization - - Regulation and Industrial Policy
    • O1 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development

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