SSE/EFI Working Paper Series in Economics and Finance
Exports, Imports and Productivity: Results from Indonesian Establishment Data
Abstract: Using detailed micro data from the Indonesian
manufacturing sector, we examine whether participation in international
trade affects establishments' productivity. Establishments participating in
exports or imports have relatively high levels of productivity.
Furthermore, the results suggest that establishments engaged in exports
have shown comparable high productivity growth. The larger the share of an
establishment's output that is exported the higher its productivity growth.
The results concerning the effect of imports on productivity growth are
Keywords: Indonesia; Growth; Industry; Trade; (follow links to similar papers)
JEL-Codes: F10; O12; (follow links to similar papers)
21 pages, August 19, 1997
Revised version forthcoming in World Development
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Sjöholm, Fredrik, 'Exports, Imports and Productivity: Results from Indonesian Establishment Data', World Development.
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