EconPapers    
Economics at your fingertips  
 

Trade-revealed TFP

Andrea Finicelli, Patrizio Pagano () and Massimo Sbracia

MPRA Paper from University Library of Munich, Germany

Abstract: We introduce a novel methodology to measure the relative TFP of the tradeable sector across countries, based on the relationship between trade and TFP in the model of Eaton and Kortum (2002). The logic of our approach is to measure TFP not from its "primitive" (the production function) but from its observed implications. In particular, we estimate TFPs as the productivities that best fit data on trade, production, and wages. Applying this methodology to a sample of 19 OECD countries, we estimate the TFP of each country's manufacturing sector from 1985 to 2002. Our measures are easy to compute and, with respect to the standard development-accounting approach, are no longer mere residuals. Moreover, they do not yield common "anomalies", such as the higher TFP of Italy relative to the US.

Keywords: Multi-factor productivity; TFP measurement; Eaton-Kortum model (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: D24 F1 O4 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2009-08
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-eff and nep-int
References: View references in EconPapers View complete reference list from CitEc
Citations: View citations in EconPapers (8) Track citations by RSS feed

Downloads: (external link)
https://mpra.ub.uni-muenchen.de/16951/1/MPRA_paper_16951.pdf original version (application/pdf)

Related works:
Working Paper: Trade-Revealed TFP (2009) Downloads
Working Paper: Trade-revealed TFP (2008) Downloads
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.

Export reference: BibTeX RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan) HTML/Text

Persistent link: https://EconPapers.repec.org/RePEc:pra:mprapa:16951

Access Statistics for this paper

More papers in MPRA Paper from University Library of Munich, Germany Ludwigstraße 33, D-80539 Munich, Germany. Contact information at EDIRC.
Bibliographic data for series maintained by Joachim Winter ().

 
Page updated 2023-11-11
Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:16951