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Does Foreign Competition Spur Productivity? Evidence From Post WWII U.S. Cement Manufacturing

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  • Shawn Klimek

    (U.S. Census)

  • James Schmitz

    (Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis)

  • Timothy Dunne

    (University of Oklahoma)

Abstract

We explore the reasons for the productivity surge. We argue that a large share of the productivity gains resulted from significant changes in management practices at plants.

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  • Shawn Klimek & James Schmitz & Timothy Dunne, 2010. "Does Foreign Competition Spur Productivity? Evidence From Post WWII U.S. Cement Manufacturing," 2010 Meeting Papers 805, Society for Economic Dynamics.
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    1. David Berger, 2012. "Countercyclical Restructuring and Jobless Recoveries," 2012 Meeting Papers 1179, Society for Economic Dynamics.

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