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Researching the trade - productivity link : new directions

  • Tybout, James R.

This paper is an effort to bring together diverse literatures on the measurement of productivity and its relation to trade regime, focussing on recently developed techniques and their applications. It provides a brief review of the theoretical arguments linking trade policy and productivity. Empirical work at the sector and macro level is discussed, as well as plant level empirical work. Applications of the different approaches are reported to a sample of semi-industralized countries that have recently been analyzed in the World Bank research project"Industrial Competition, Productivity, and their Relation to Trade Regimes."

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Paper provided by The World Bank in its series Policy Research Working Paper Series with number 638.

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Date of creation: 31 Mar 1991
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Handle: RePEc:wbk:wbrwps:638
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