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

Choudhri, Ehsan U.; Hakura, Dalia; EChoudhri@imf.org; DHakura@imf.org;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2000 Journal: IMF Staff Papers, volume 47, issue 1, pages 2-2
Abstract
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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Medical Subject Headings: health care economics and organizationseducation
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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