Imports, productivity growth, and supply chain learning

Garrick Blalock*, Francisco M. Veloso

*Autor correspondente para este trabalho

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Resumo

We present evidence that importing is a source of international technology transfer. Using a detailed panel of Indonesian manufacturers, our analysis shows that firms in industries supplying increasingly import-intensive sectors have higher productivity growth than other firms. This finding suggests that linkages through vertical supply relationships are the channel through which import-driven technology transfer occurs. To our knowledge, these are the first firm-level results showing that downstream imports play a role in productivity gains. Together with the literature linking FDI and exporting to technology spillovers, the results provide a third component to the argument that trade and openness promote economic growth.
Idioma originalEnglish
Páginas (de-até)1134-1151
Número de páginas18
RevistaWorld Development
Volume35
Número de emissão7
DOIs
Estado da publicaçãoPublicado - jul. 2007

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