Does Exporting Raise Productivity? Evidence from Korean Microdata

Published By: ADBI on eSS | Published Date: July, 10 , 2005

This paper explores a plausible channel through which exporting could have made both a substantial and a persistent contribution to export-oriented economic growth in Korea and by extension other East Asian NIEs: namely, the spillovers (or externalities) of learning-by-exporting. Plant-level data for Korean manufacturing show that more export-intensive industries tend to have a higher productivity level. In addition, a substantial part of the variance in plant-level productivity is explained by the variance in industry-level export intensity. [ADB Institute Research Paper Series No. 67]

Author(s): Sanghoon Ahn | Posted on: Dec 10, 2010 | Views(700) | Download (566)


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