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Microeconomic Aspects of Productivity Growth under Import Substitution: Turkey

Anne O. Krueger, Baran Tuncer

NBER Working Paper No. 532
Issued in August 1980
NBER Program(s):   ITI   IFM

This paper assesses the empirical relevance of "dynamic" factors in industrialization in developing countries. Using data from a sample of 91 firms, rates of growth of output per unit of input are calculated. It is shown that there is little basis, at least with regard to Turkish experience, to the notion that non-traditional industries are in some sense more "dynamic" than traditional industries.

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Document Object Identifier (DOI): 10.3386/w0532

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  • published as "An Empirical Test of the Infant Industry Argument," American Economic Review, Vol. 72, No. 5, December 1982, pp. 1142-1152.
  • Published as "Growth of factor productivity in Turkish manufacturing industries," Journal of Development Economics. Volume 11, Issue 3, December 1982, Pages 307-325

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