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Productivity of firms using relief policies during the COVID-19 crisis

Masayuki Morikawa

Economics Letters, 2021, vol. 203, issue C

Abstract: This study, based on an original survey of Japanese firms, analyzes the productivity of firms that used relief policy measures during the COVID-19 pandemic. The productivity of firms using these relief measures was lower than that of non-user firms prior to the pandemic, suggesting that inefficient firms have been affected seriously. The result cautions against the excessive and prolonged relief policies.

Keywords: COVID-19; Relief policies; Productivity; Cleansing effect; Reallocation effect (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: D24 H25 L25 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2021
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DOI: 10.1016/j.econlet.2021.109869

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