Quotation Badinger, Harald. 2008. Cross-country evidence on the productivity effects of trade: the role of competition and country size. Applied Economics Letters 15 (9): 671-675.


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Using aggregate manufacturing data and a cross-section of 40 countries, we estimate the effects of trade, competition and country size on productivity. Endogeneity of trade and competition is accounted for using instruments that are based on entry barriers and geographical characteristics of the countries. We establish several empirical regularities: (i) Both trade and competition are statistically and economically significant determinants of productivity. (ii) The pro-competitive effect of trade accounts for a quarter of trade’s total productivity effects. (iii) Country size appears to play no role, once trade and competition are controlled for. (iv) There is no evidence for a nonlinear relation between competition and productivity or for the hypothesis that larger countries gain less from trade.

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Status of publication Published
Affiliation WU
Type of publication Journal article
Journal Applied Economics Letters
Citation Index SSCI
WU Journalrating 2009 A
Language English
Title Cross-country evidence on the productivity effects of trade: the role of competition and country size
Volume 15
Number 9
Year 2008
Page from 671
Page to 675
Reviewed? Y

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