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Replication data for: Cross-Country Differences in Productivity: The Role of Allocation and Selection

Version
1
Resource Type
Dataset
Creator
  • Bartelsman, Eric
  • Haltiwanger, John
  • Scarpetta, Stefano
Publication Date
2013-02-01
Description
  • Abstract

    This paper investigates the effect of idiosyncratic (firm-level) policy distortions on aggregate outcomes. Exploiting harmonized firm‑level data for a number of countries, we show that there is substantial and systematic cross‑country variation in the within-industry covariance between size and productivity. We develop a model in which heterogeneous firms face adjustment frictions (overhead labor and quasi-fixed capital) and distortions. The model can be readily calibrated so that variations in the distribution of distortions allow matching the observed cross-country moments. We show that the differences in the distortions that account for the size-productivity covariance imply substantial differences in aggregate performance. (JEL D24, L25, O47)
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  • Is supplement to
    DOI: 10.1257/aer.103.1.305 (Text)
Publications
  • Bartelsman, Eric, John Haltiwanger, and Stefano Scarpetta. “Cross-Country Differences in Productivity: The Role of Allocation and Selection.” American Economic Review 103, no. 1 (February 2013): 305–34. https://doi.org/10.1257/aer.103.1.305.
    • ID: 10.1257/aer.103.1.305 (DOI)

Update Metadata: 2020-05-18 | Issue Number: 2 | Registration Date: 2019-10-12

Bartelsman, Eric; Haltiwanger, John; Scarpetta, Stefano (2013): Replication data for: Cross-Country Differences in Productivity: The Role of Allocation and Selection. Version: 1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/E112592V1