Exports, Imports and Productivity Growth: Results from Establishment Data

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Abstract

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.

Details

Authors
External organisations
  • Stockholm School of Economics
Research areas and keywords

Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY

  • Economics

Keywords

  • Exports, Import, International Trade, Manufacturing, Productivity, Trade
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)705-715
JournalWorld Development
Volume27
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1999
Publication categoryResearch
Peer-reviewedYes
Externally publishedYes