Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/104328
Authors: 
Hansen, Thorsten
Year of Publication: 
2010
Series/Report no.: 
Munich Discussion Paper 2010-21
Abstract: 
This paper studies the impact of trade liberalization in terms of tarif cuts within the Eastern European enlargement on German and Austrian firm productivity. Unique matching of data from 1994 to 2003 suggests that tarif reductions raise parent firm productivity significantly. A ten percentage point decrease in tarif rates can lead to total factor productivity gains of up to 2 percent. The data allow distinction between three types of tarifs: output, intra-firm and input tarif rates. The size of the results strongly depends on the type of tarif and country analyzed.
Subjects: 
tariff rates
intra-firm trade
productivity
trade liberalization
JEL: 
F12
F13
F23
L22
L23
O14
Persistent Identifier of the first edition: 
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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