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Foreign Direct Investment and Productivity Spillovers: Identifying Linkages through Product-based Measures

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  • Taymaz, Erol
  • Yilmaz, Kamil

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This article analyzes direct and indirect effects of foreign ownership on productivity in the Turkish manufacturing plants between 1990 and 1996. First, based on Olley-Pakes production function estimates, foreign affiliates are shown to be more productive than local plants. Using sectoral output shares of foreign affiliates and 1990 input-output matrix to identify linkages across plants, regression results show that productivity spillovers from foreign affiliates to local plants took place through horizontal and vertical linkages. However, these results mostly lose their economic and statistical significance once plant-level data on the value of output and inputs are used to obtain product-based measures of linkages across plants. The magnitude of spillover effects are much smaller than the ones obtained with industry-based measures. Statistically meaningful positive spillovers are found to be generated through backward linkages only.

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  • Taymaz, Erol & Yilmaz, Kamil, 2008. "Foreign Direct Investment and Productivity Spillovers: Identifying Linkages through Product-based Measures," MPRA Paper 66243, University Library of Munich, Germany, revised 2009.
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    1. Alper Sönmez & M. Teoman Pamukçu, 2011. "Foreign Direct Investment and Technology Spillovers in the Turkish Manufacturing Industry," STPS Working Papers 1103, STPS - Science and Technology Policy Studies Center, Middle East Technical University, revised Mar 2011.
    2. Tomas Havranek & Zuzana Irsova, 2011. "How to Stir Up FDI Spillovers: Evidence from a Large Meta-Analysis," William Davidson Institute Working Papers Series wp1021, William Davidson Institute at the University of Michigan.
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    Keywords

    Foreign Direct Investment; Productivity; Horizontal and vertical linkages; Semi-parametric estimations.;

    JEL classification:

    • F21 - International Economics - - International Factor Movements and International Business - - - International Investment; Long-Term Capital Movements
    • F23 - International Economics - - International Factor Movements and International Business - - - Multinational Firms; International Business
    • O24 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Development Planning and Policy - - - Trade Policy; Factor Movement; Foreign Exchange Policy

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