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American Economic Journal: Economic Policy: Vol. 3 No. 2 (May 2011)

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Identifying the Aggregate Productivity Effects of Entry and Size Restrictions: An Empirical Analysis of License Reform in India

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Chari, A V. 2011. "Identifying the Aggregate Productivity Effects of Entry and Size Restrictions: An Empirical Analysis of License Reform in India." American Economic Journal: Economic Policy, 3(2): 66-96.

DOI: 10.1257/pol.3.2.66

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Distortions in the allocation of resources between heterogeneous producers have the potential to generate large reductions in aggregate productivity, a point that has been stressed by recent studies. There is, however, little direct empirical evidence from actual policy experiments on the magnitude of these effects. This paper proposes a simple methodology that empirically identifies the separate effects of entry and size restrictions on aggregate productivity, and uses it to analyse the impact of a policy reform in India. (JEL L11, L24, O14, O47)

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Chari, A. V. (Cornell U)

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L11: Production, Pricing, and Market Structure; Size Distribution of Firms
L24: Contracting Out; Joint Ventures; Technology Licensing
O14: Industrialization; Manufacturing and Service Industries; Choice of Technology
O47: Measurement of Economic Growth; Aggregate Productivity; Cross-Country Output Convergence

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