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dc.contributor.authorFERRACANE, Martina Francesca 
dc.contributor.authorKREN, Janez
dc.contributor.authorVAN DER MAREL, Erik
dc.date.accessioned2019-04-29T13:11:47Z
dc.date.available2019-04-29T13:11:47Z
dc.date.issued2019
dc.identifier.issn1028-3625
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1814/62324
dc.description.abstractThis paper examines how policies regulating the cross-border movement and domestic use of electronic data on the internet impact the productivity of firms in sectors relying on electronic data. In doing so, we collect regulatory information on a group of developed economies and create an index that measures the regulatory restrictiveness of each country’s data policies. The index is based on observable policy measures that explicitly inhibit the cross-border movement and domestic use of data. Using cross-country firm-level and industry-level data, we analyse econometrically the extent to which these data regulations over time impact the productivity performance of downstream firms and industries respectively. We show that stricter data policies have a negative and significant impact on the performance of downstream firms in sectors reliant on electronic data. This adverse effect is stronger for countries with strong technology networks, for servicified firms, and holds for several robustness checks.en
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfen
dc.language.isoenen
dc.relation.ispartofseriesEUI RSCASen
dc.relation.ispartofseries2019/28en
dc.relation.ispartofseriesGlobal Governance Programme-341en
dc.relation.ispartofseries[Global Economics]en
dc.rightsinfo:eu-repo/semantics/openAccessen
dc.subjectCross-border data flowen
dc.subjectRegulatory policiesen
dc.subjectFirm-level productivityen
dc.subjectTotal Factor Productivity (TFP)en
dc.subject.otherRegulation and economic policy
dc.subject.otherTrade, investment and international cooperation
dc.subject.otherEconomic development
dc.titleDo data policy restrictions impact the productivity performance of firms and industries?en
dc.typeWorking Paperen


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