Worker training, firm productivity, and trade liberalization : Evidence from Chinese firms

Qing LIU, Larry Dongxiao QIU, Miaojie YU

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Firm productivity and trade liberalization is an important research topic in international trade and economic development. Growing empirical research using firm-level microdata has found evidence that trade liberalization from both input goods and final good fosters firm productivity. Amiti and Konings (2007) used Indonesian firm-level data to find that firms' gains from reduction of output tariffs. Similarly, Topalova and Khandelwal (2011) found close evidence for Indian firms. Using a Chinese firm-level dataset, Yu (2015) found that the impact of input tarif reductions on productivity improvement, overall, is weaker than that of output tariff reductions are found to contribute at least 14.5% to economy-wide productivity growth of China.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Effects of Globalisation on Firm and Labour Performance
EditorsChin Hee HAHN, Dionisius NAJOKO, Ha Thi Thanh DOAN, Shujiro URATA
PublisherRoutledge Taylor & Francis
Number of pages19
ISBN (Electronic)9781000281200
ISBN (Print)9780367507091
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2020

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NameRoutledge-ERIA Studies in Development Economics

Bibliographical note

Reproduced in this book with permission
Liu, Q., L. Qiu, and M. Yu (2017), 'Worker Training, Firm Productivity, and Trade Liberalization: Evidence from Chinese firms', The Developing Economies, 55(3), pp. 189-209.

We thank editor, the referee, Chin Hee Hahn, Aechanun Kohpaiboon, Dionisius A. Narjoko, Ju Hyun Pyun, Shujiro Urata, and other workshop participants in the microdata and productivity workshops held by the Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA). However, all errors are ours.

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