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dc.contributor.authorBrown, J. Daviden_US
dc.contributor.authorEarle, John S.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2008-09-26en_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-07-07T11:33:01Z-
dc.date.available2010-07-07T11:33:01Z-
dc.date.issued2008en_US
dc.identifier.piurn:nbn:de:101:1-2008092978en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/35052-
dc.description.abstractWe analyze comprehensive manufacturing firm data to measure the contribution of inter-firm employment reallocation to aggregate productivity growth during the socialist and reform periods in six transition economies. Modifying a standard decomposition technique to better reflect the role of firm entry, we find that reallocation rates and productivity contributions are very low under socialism. After reforms, they rise dramatically, and productivity contributions greatly exceed those observed in market economies. Early in transition, faster reform is associated with larger contributions from reallocation, but later, and on average over the whole transition, this relationship is reversed. Though reallocation rates are larger in faster reforming economies, higher productivity dispersion in slower reformers creates much higher productivity gains for a given volume of reallocation. The results imply that reallocation should be viewed as necessary regular maintenance for a well-functioning economy, and particularly large productivity contributions tend to reflect previous neglect more than current virtue.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherIZA Bonnen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesIZA discussion papers 3683en_US
dc.subject.jelE32en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordProductivityen_US
dc.subject.keywordreallocationen_US
dc.subject.keywordindustry dynamicsen_US
dc.subject.keywordcreative destructionen_US
dc.subject.keywordreformen_US
dc.subject.keywordtransitionen_US
dc.subject.keywordGeorgiaen_US
dc.subject.keywordHungaryen_US
dc.subject.keywordLithuaniaen_US
dc.subject.keywordRomaniaen_US
dc.subject.keywordRussiaen_US
dc.subject.keywordUkraineen_US
dc.subject.stwIndustrieller Strukturwandelen_US
dc.subject.stwArbeitsmobilitäten_US
dc.subject.stwProduktivitäten_US
dc.subject.stwÜbergangswirtschaften_US
dc.subject.stwInnovationswettbewerben_US
dc.subject.stwGeorgienen_US
dc.subject.stwUngarnen_US
dc.subject.stwLitauenen_US
dc.subject.stwRumänienen_US
dc.subject.stwRusslanden_US
dc.subject.stwUkraineen_US
dc.titleUnderstanding the contributions of reallocation to productivity growth: lessons from a comparative firm-level analysisen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn578593904en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
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