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Importing and Firm Productivity in Ethiopian Manufacturing

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dc.contributor.author Abreha, Kaleb Girma
dc.date.accessioned 2021-04-13T15:53:04Z
dc.date.available 2021-04-13T15:53:04Z
dc.date.issued 2019-10
dc.description.abstract This paper investigates the causal relationship between importing and firm productivity. Using a rich dataset from Ethiopian manufacturing over the period 1996–2011, I find that most firms rely on production inputs from the world market. These firms are better performing as shown by significant, economically large import premia. I also find strong evidence of self-selection of more productive firms into importing which is indicative of sizable import market entry costs. To examine the causal effect of importing on firm productivity, I use a model in which the static and dynamic effects of importing are separately estimated. The estimation results provide support to learning-by-importing. However, the productivity gains are small in size compared to similar findings in other studies. I provide some evidence in support of firms’ limited absorptive capacity in explaining the small productivity gains. en
dc.identifier.citation World Bank Economic Review
dc.identifier.issn 1564-698X
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10986/35433
dc.publisher Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of the World Bank
dc.relation.ispartofseries World Bank Economic Review
dc.rights CC BY-NC-ND 3.0 IGO
dc.rights.holder World Bank
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/igo
dc.subject IMPORTS
dc.subject IMPORTED INPUTS
dc.subject ABSORPTIVE CAPACITY
dc.subject LEARNING-BY-IMPORTING
dc.subject SELF-SELECTION
dc.subject FIRM PRODUCTIVITY
dc.subject MANUFACTURING
dc.title Importing and Firm Productivity in Ethiopian Manufacturing en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.type Article de journal fr
dc.type Artículo de revista es
dspace.entity.type Publication
okr.date.disclosure 2021-04-13
okr.doctype Publications & Research :: Journal Article
okr.doctype Publications & Research
okr.identifier.doi 10.1093/wber/lhx009
okr.journal.nbpages 772-92
okr.language.supported en
okr.peerreview Academic Peer Review
okr.region.administrative Africa
okr.region.administrative Africa Eastern and Southern (AFE)
okr.region.country Ethiopia
okr.topic Industry :: General Manufacturing
okr.topic International Economics and Trade :: Trade Technology and Productivity
okr.topic Private Sector Development :: Private Sector Economics
okr.volume 33(3)
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