Total factor productivity spillovers from trade reforms in India

@inproceedings{Bos2018TotalFP,
  title={Total factor productivity spillovers from trade reforms in India},
  author={Marijke Bos and Gonzague Vannoorenberghe},
  year={2018}
}
It is often argued that the positive effects of policies or institutional reforms on the productivity of firms are amplified by positive spillovers to other firms. In this paper, we use a comprehensive dataset of Indian manufacturing firms and employ spatial econometric techniques to estimate the strength of inter-firm total factor productivity (TFP) spillovers within India following trade reforms. We use externally imposed tariff reductions as an exogenous source of variation in TFP (following… CONTINUE READING