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
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)
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Journal Article: Does the use of imported intermediates increase productivity? Plant-level evidence (2008)
Working Paper: Does the Use of Imported Intermediates Increase Productivity? Plant-Level Evidence (2005)
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