Trade liberalization and inter-industry productivity spillovers: A dynamic spatial panel approach

Lourenco S. Paz

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Abstract

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 languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2379-2393
Number of pages15
JournalEconomics Bulletin
Volume33
Issue number3
StatePublished - Nov 11 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Economics, Econometrics and Finance(all)

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