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Does freer trade really lead to productivity growth?: Evidence from Africa

Lauren Bresnahan, Ian Coxhead, Jeremy Foltz and Tewodaj Mogues ()

No 1262, IFPRI discussion papers from International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)

Abstract: We use firm-level data from the World Bank’s Regional Program on Enterprise Development, covering Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, and Tanzania for 1991–2003. Econometric results confirm well-known relationships, such as a positive association between export intensity and TFP, which implies that more productive firms are more likely to select in to exporting.

Keywords: trade; firm productivity; Manufacturing industries; exports; trade liberalization; , (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2013
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