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Global Value Chains and the Productivity of Canadian Manufacturing Firms

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  • Baldwin, John R.
  • Yan, Beiling

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The paper examines whether the integration of Canadian manufacturing firms into a global value chain (GVC) improves their productivity. To control for the self-selection effect (more productive firms self-select to join a GVC), propensity-score matching and difference-in-difference methods are used. Becoming part of a GVC can enhance firms' productivity, both immediately and over time. The magnitude and timing of the effects vary by industrial sector, internationalization process, and import source/export destination country in a way that suggests the most substantial advantages of GVC participation are derived from technological improvements.

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  • Baldwin, John R. & Yan, Beiling, 2014. "Global Value Chains and the Productivity of Canadian Manufacturing Firms," Economic Analysis (EA) Research Paper Series 2014090e, Statistics Canada, Analytical Studies Branch.
  • Handle: RePEc:stc:stcp5e:2014090e
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    Economic accounts; Globalization and the labour market; Labour; Manufacturing; Productivity accounts;

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