Technology Adoption and the Selection Effect of Trade

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Show simple item record NAVAS-RUIZ, Antonio SALA, Davide 2007-12-17T15:42:48Z 2007-12-17T15:42:48Z 2007
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dc.description.abstract The reallocation of output across plants and the productivity growth at individual plants are both important sources of productivity growth at the industry level. Recent evidence has shown that trade liberalization is related to both effects. While a trade model with firm heterogeneity can account for the first effect, it can not explain the second effect. We add to this model the option for firms to costly adopt more productive technologies and show that plant productivity actually rises in response to lower trade costs. Following trade liberalization, selection into exporting raises the market share only for some exporters. Therefore, a greater scale of operation amplifies their return from costly productivity-enhancement investments and leads a greater proportion of them to implement a more innovative technology. en
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher European University Institute
dc.relation.ispartofseries EUI ECO en
dc.relation.ispartofseries 2007/58 en
dc.rights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.subject International Trade en
dc.subject Technology Adoption en
dc.subject Productivity en
dc.subject F12 en
dc.subject F15 en
dc.subject L11 en
dc.subject O33 en
dc.subject O47 en
dc.title Technology Adoption and the Selection Effect of Trade en
dc.type Working Paper en
dc.neeo.contributor NAVAS-RUIZ|Antonio|aut|
dc.neeo.contributor SALA|Davide|aut|
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