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Competition and Firm Productivity :, Evidence from Firm-Level Data, Marc Schiffbauer, Sandra Ospina

This paper presents empirical evidence on the impact of competition on firm productivity. Using firm-level observations from the World Bank Enterprise Survey database, we find a positive and robust causal relationship between our proxies for competition and our measures of productivity. We also find that countries that implemented product-market reforms had a more pronounced increase in competition, and correspondingly, in productivity: the contribution to productivity growth due to competition spurred by product-market reforms is around 12-15 percent
Table Of Contents
Cover Page; Title Page; Copyright Page; Contents; I. Introduction; II. Data and Empirical Methodology; A. Productivity; 1. Estimated input elasticities: Olley-Pakes versus OLS; 1. Histograms; 2. Correlation coefficients for productivity measures, 2004; B. Competition; 3. Descriptive statistics; C. Reforms; 4. Changes in entry costs from Fraser database; 5. Comparison of GDP, trade, credit, labor market regulations and TFP growth: Reformers and Non-reformers; III. Empirical Relation between TFP and Competition; 6. Pooled estimation: productivity and competition
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non fiction
"March 2010."
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1 online resource (54 p.)
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