Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/102152
Authors: 
Baltagi, Badi H.
Egger, Peter
Kesina, Michaela
Year of Publication: 
2014
Series/Report no.: 
CESifo Working Paper 4812
Abstract: 
This paper assesses sources of productivity spillovers in China's electric and electronic manufacturing industry using a rich panel data-set of 25,360 firms observed over the period 2004-2007. This industry is characterized by its important reliance on technology. In particular, the paper focuses on the role of other firms' productivity as well as productivity shifters in affecting own firm-level total factor productivity. In addition, this paper examines the possible difference between spillovers from foreign-owned units and from units which participate at global markets through exporting in comparison to domestically-owned and non-exporting units. We find evidence of stronger spillovers from exporting firms than from non-exporting firms. This is true for foreign-owned as well as domestic exporters. The strength of the spillover effects differ across subsectors.
Subjects: 
technology spillovers
spatial econometrics
panel data econometrics
firm-level productivity
Chinese firms
JEL: 
C23
C31
D24
L65
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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