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Productivity Dynamics in Japan and the Negative Exit Effect

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  • Ikeuchi, Kenta
  • Kim, YoungGak
  • Kwon, Hyeog Ug
  • Fukao, Kyoji
  • 深尾, 京司

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We conducted an analysis of productivity dynamics using the microdata of the Credit Risk Database (CRD), the Establishment and Enterprise Census and the Economic Census. We found that the negative exit effect in Japan is driven by the exit of some highly productive firms. This finding suggests that to reduce the negative exit effect policies to support SMEs should not be based on their size but by focusing on SMEs with high TFP that are actively investing.

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  • Ikeuchi, Kenta & Kim, YoungGak & Kwon, Hyeog Ug & Fukao, Kyoji & 深尾, 京司, 2020. "Productivity Dynamics in Japan and the Negative Exit Effect," SSPJ Discussion Paper Series DP20-001, Service Sector Productivity in Japan: Determinants and Policies, Institute of Economic Research, Hitotsubashi University.
  • Handle: RePEc:hit:sspjdp:dp20-001
    Note: This study is conducted as part of the “East Asian Industrial Productivity”project undertaken at the Research Institute ofEconomy, Trade and Industry (RIETI) and is commissioned by the Small and Medium Enterprise Agency “Empirical analysis on metabolism of small and medium entreprises”.
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    Keywords

    Productivity dynamics; TFP; Labor Productivity;
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    JEL classification:

    • O47 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity - - - Empirical Studies of Economic Growth; Aggregate Productivity; Cross-Country Output Convergence
    • O53 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economywide Country Studies - - - Asia including Middle East

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