Cross-country differences in productivity : the role of allocation and selection

  title={Cross-country differences in productivity : the role of allocation and selection},
  author={Eric Bartelsman},
  • Eric Bartelsman
  • Published 2009
This paper combines different strands of the productivity literature to investigate the effect of idiosyncratic (firm-level) policy distortions on aggregate outcomes. On the one hand, a growing body of empirical research has been relating cross-country differences in key economic outcomes, such as productivity or output per capita, to differences in policies and institutions that shape the business environment. On the other hand, a branch of empirical research has attempted to shed light on the… CONTINUE READING
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