Exports, Imports and Productivity Growth: Results from Establishment Data

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Using detailed micro data form the Indonesian manufacturing sector we examine whether participation in international trade affects establishments' productivity. Establishments participating in exports or imports have relatively high levels of productivity. Furthermore, the results suggest that establishments engaged only in exports have shown comparable high productivity growth. The larger the share of an establishment's output that is exported, the higher its productivity growth. The results concerning the effect of imports on productivity growth are mixed.


External organisations
  • Stockholm School of Economics
Research areas and keywords

Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY

  • Economics


  • Exports, Import, International Trade, Manufacturing, Productivity, Trade
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)705-715
JournalWorld Development
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1999
Publication categoryResearch
Externally publishedYes