Trade Liberalization, Exit, and Productivity Improvements: Evidence from Chilean Plants

@article{Pavcnik2000TradeLE,
  title={Trade Liberalization, Exit, and Productivity Improvements: Evidence from Chilean Plants},
  author={Nina Pavcnik},
  journal={IO: Productivity},
  year={2000}
}
  • Nina Pavcnik
  • Published 1 August 2000
  • Economics
  • IO: Productivity
This paper empirically investigates the effects of trade liberalization on plant productivity in the case of Chile. Chile presents an interesting setting to study this relationship since it underwent a massive trade liberalization that significantly exposed its plants to competition from abroad during the late 1970s and early 1980s. Methodologically, I approach this question in two steps. In the first step, I estimate a production function to obtain a measure of plant productivity. I estimate… 

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