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Improved Access to Foreign Markets Raises Plant-Level Productivity ... for Some Plants

Alla Lileeva, Daniel Trefler

NBER Working Paper No. 13297
Issued in August 2007

---- Acknowledgements -----

We are grateful to Daron Acemoglu, Andy Bernard, Christian Broda, Xavier Gabaix, Bob Gibson, Elhanan Helpman, Sam Kortum, Kala Krishna, Marc Melitz, Diego Puga, John Sutton and Jim Tybout as well as seminar participants at Chicago, CIFAR, Harvard, MIT Sloan, MBER, Princeton, Statistics Canada and Toronto. We are particularly indebted to John Baldwin for developing the database and for his many rich insights. Trefler gratefully acknowledges funding from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) and the tremendous support of the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (CIFAR). Lileeva gratefully acknowledges funding from Statistics Canada. The views expressed herein are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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