publication . Doctoral thesis . 2016

Topics in Productivity, Exporting and Outsourced Services

Kidder, Matthew Benjamin;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Jan 2016
  • Publisher: eScholarship, University of California
  • Country: Mexico
Abstract
This dissertation is a collection of three empirical studies using the a survey of Chilean Manufactures. The first two chapters of this dissertation evaluates the productivity impact of exporting and service outsourcing. The last chapter evaluates selection mechanisms into exporting.The first chapter examines productivity and exporting. I find that asymmetric responses, between exporters and non-exporters, to changes in the domestic lending rate can cause propensity-score-matching-difference-in-differences to underestimate the effect of export entry if these asymmetries are not accounted for in propensity-score-matching. Further, this chapter shows show a signif...
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free text keywords: Economics, Teacher education, Productivity, Selection, Services, Trade, Treatment Effect
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