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Replication data for: Back on the Rails: Competition and Productivity in State-Owned Industry

Version
1
Resource Type
Dataset
Creator
  • Das, Sanghamitra
  • Krishna, Kala
  • Lychagin, Sergey
  • Somanathan, Rohini
Publication Date
2013-01-01
Description
  • Abstract

    We use a proprietary dataset on the floor-level operations at the largest rail mill in India to study the response of productivity to the threat of entry. Output per active shift increased by 28 percent over 3 years with minimal changes in physical capital and employment. By combining data on the timing of various training programs in the mill with shift-level variation in worker composition, we are able to attribute over half of the higher productivity to training specifically targeted toward improving rail output. Our work suggests high returns to knowledge-enhancing investment in emerging economies. (JEL D22, D24, J24, L23, L32, L61, O14)
Availability
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Relations
  • Is supplement to
    DOI: 10.1257/app.5.1.136 (Text)
Publications
  • Das, Sanghamitra, Kala Krishna, Sergey Lychagin, and Rohini Somanathan. “Back on the Rails: Competition and Productivity in State-Owned Industry.” American Economic Journal: Applied Economics 5, no. 1 (January 2013): 136–62. https://doi.org/10.1257/app.5.1.136.
    • ID: 10.1257/app.5.1.136 (DOI)

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

Das, Sanghamitra; Krishna, Kala; Lychagin, Sergey; Somanathan, Rohini (2013): Replication data for: Back on the Rails: Competition and Productivity in State-Owned Industry. Version: 1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/E113841V1