Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/74978
Authors: 
Altomonte, Carlo
Colantone, Italo
Year of Publication: 
2005
Series/Report no.: 
LICOS Discussion Paper 161
Abstract: 
We exploit the census of Romanian firms to provide a microfounded analysis of the sources of regional disparities in the country. To this extent, we adapt to the regional case a decomposition of firm-level output dynamics based on semi-parametric productivity estimates. The methodology, robust to different techniques of TFP estimation, allows us to analyze the sources of regional disparities controlling for the heterogeneity in firms?characteristics. In particular, we measure various compositional effects of multinational enterprises (MNEs)on regional growth, finding that regional disparities are to a large extent endogenous to the interaction between firm-level dynamics and initial market conditions.
Subjects: 
regional convergence
multinational firms
productivity
transition economies.
JEL: 
F12
F23
L10
P20
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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