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Does the Use of Imported Intermediates Increase Productivity? Plant-Level Evidence

Joel Rodrigue () and Hiroyuki Kasahara ()

No 511, Econometric Society 2004 North American Summer Meetings from Econometric Society

Abstract: This paper examines whether importing intermediate goods improves plant performance. While addressing the issue of simultaneity of a productivity shock and decisions to import intermediates, we estimate the impact of the use of foreign intermediates on plants' productivity using plant-level Chilean manufacturing panel data. We found that the switching from being a non-importer to being an importer of foreign intermediates can improve productivity by 3.4 to 22.5 percent

Keywords: productivity; imported intermediates; plant-level (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: F10 D21 D24 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2004-08-11
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