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Competition and Firm Productivity: Evidence from Portugal

Pedro Carvalho ()

No 108, GEE Papers from Gabinete de Estratégia e Estudos, Ministério da Economia

Abstract: This paper presents empirical evidence on the impact of competition on firm productivity for the Portuguese economy. To that effect, firm-level panel data comprising information between 2010 and 2015 gathered from the Integrated Business Accounts System (Portuguese acronym: SCIE) is used. The database enables the construction of economic and financial indicators, which allow for isolating the impact of competition on firm-level productivity. We find a positive relationship between competition and both total factor productivity and labor productivity. This relationship is found to be robust to different specifications and in accordance with the results in the literature obtained for other countries.

Keywords: Competition; Productivity; Portugal (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: D40 D24 O47 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-bec, nep-com, nep-cse, nep-eff and nep-sbm
Date: 2018-07, Revised 2018-07
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