Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/211231
Authors: 
Rand, John
Tarp, Finn
Trifkovic, Neda
Zille, Helge
Year of Publication: 
2019
Series/Report no.: 
WIDER Working Paper No. 2019/3
Abstract: 
Focusing on labour productivity and working conditions, we investigate the benefits of industrial zones for private manufacturing enterprises in Myanmar. We find that being located in an industrial zone associates with higher labour productivity. Value added gains, however, are not transferred to employees. The results are robust to different measures of productivity and model specifications, as well as to controlling for the natural level of industrial agglomeration in a particular location. The findings in general indicate additional benefits of planned industrial activities as opposed to naturally driven industrial clustering.
Subjects: 
agglomeration
industrial zones
labour
Myanmar
productivity
JEL: 
D24
L25
R12
J31
J81
Persistent Identifier of the first edition: 
ISBN: 
978-92-9256-637-1
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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