The use of trade liberalization to enhance manufacturing productivity has been a commonly applied policy in several developing countries since the 1980s, This paper proposes a new methodology to estimate the inter-industry productivity spillovers that may occur in such reforms. The findings from a study of the Brazilian trade liberalization episode (1989-1998) indicate that inter-industry productivity spillovers exist, are positive, and account for 70% of the increase in productivity that results from a reduction in import tariffs.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||15|
|State||Published - Nov 11 2013|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Economics, Econometrics and Finance(all)