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International Trade and Productivity Growth: Exploring the Sectoral Effects for Developing Countries

Choudhri, Ehsan U.; Hakura, Dalia;;;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2000 Journal: IMF Staff Papers, volume 47, issue 1, pages 2-2
The paper estimates an empirical relation based on Krugman's "technological gap" model to explore the influence of the pattern of international trade and production on the overall productivity growth of a developing country. A key result is that increased import competition in medium-growth (but not in low- or high-growth) manufacturing sectors enhances overall productivity growth. The authors also find that a production-share weighted average of (technological leaders') sectoral productivity growth rates has a significant effect on the rate of aggregate productivity growth. Copyright 2000, International Monetary Fund
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free text keywords: Developing countries;Economic models;International trade;Trade liberalization;Productivity Growth, Technological Gap, tfp, growth rates, growth rate, transfer of technology, jel:F10, jel:F43, jel:O10, jel:O40, Developing country, Aggregate productivity, Economic model, International trade, business.industry, business, Productivity, Total factor productivity, Economics, Weighted arithmetic mean, Free trade, Western hemisphere
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