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Tariffs and Firm Performance in Ethiopia

Författare och institution:
Arne Bigsten (Institutionen för nationalekonomi med statistik); Mulu G Gebreeyesus (-); Måns Söderbom (Institutionen för nationalekonomi med statistik)
Publicerad i:
Journal of Development Studies, 52 ( 7 ) s. 986-1001
ISSN:
0022-0388
Publikationstyp:
Artikel, refereegranskad vetenskaplig
Publiceringsår:
2016
Språk:
engelska
Fulltextlänk:
Sammanfattning (abstract):
We use data on Ethiopian manufacturing firms and commodity-level data on tariffs to examine the effects of trade liberalisation on firm performance. We distinguish the productivity gains that arise from reducing final goods tariffs from those that arise from reducing tariffs on intermediate inputs. We find no evidence that output tariff reduction improves productivity, but we find large positive effects of input tariff reductions. These are robust to alternative productivity measures, treating tariffs as endogenous, and various generalisations of the model. We conclude that policy measures designed to facilitate access to inputs produced abroad may lead to productivity gains.
Ämne (baseras på Högskoleverkets indelning av forskningsämnen):
SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP ->
Ekonomi och näringsliv
SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP ->
Statsvetenskap ->
Studier av offentlig förvaltning
Nyckelord:
african manufacturing firms, plant-level productivity, trade, liberalization, panel-data, international-trade, competition, efficiency, countries, growth, models, Business & Economics, Public Administration
Postens nummer:
238509
Posten skapad:
2016-06-28 13:57

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