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Firm-Level Productivity and Exports: The Case of Manufacturing Sector in India

  • K. NarayananEmail author
  • Santosh Kumar Sahu
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Abstract

This study differentiates total factor productivity (TFP) between the exporting and non-exporting firms in manufacturing sector of India. We use data from the Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy (CMIE) from 2003 to 2015. For a better understanding of the productivity distribution, we create two subgroups of sample based on firm age and size. Moving away from parametric tests this study adopts non-parametric statistics in testing the hypothesis. Productivity levels are found to be higher for the exporting firms as compared to the non-exporting firm. Further, within the exporting firms, those with larger firm size have higher productivity compared to the smaller firms.

Keywords

TFP Exports Non-parametric tests Manufacturing sector India 

JEL Classification

D24 F10 M20 L10 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Humanities and Social SciencesIndian Institute of Technology BombayMumbaiIndia
  2. 2.Department of Humanities and Social SciencesIndian Institute of Technology MadrasChennaiIndia

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