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Do Product Market Regulations in Upstream Sectors Curb Productivity Growth? Panel Data Evidence for OECD Countries

Renaud Bourlès, Gilbert Cette, Jimmy Lopez, Jacques Mairesse, Giuseppe Nicoletti

NBER Working Paper No. 16520
Issued in November 2010

---- Acknowledgements -----

The authors wish to thank Philippe Aghion for advice at the preparatory stage of this paper and Francesco Daveri for useful comments as well as participants in the OECD-CESifo conference on “Product market regulation: political economy and effects on performance”, Munich 29-30 January 2010, and in seminars at the OECD and Banque de France. The views expressed in the paper are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect those of Banque de France, the OECD, its member countries, or the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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