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Employment Protection Legislation and Plant-Level Productivity in India

Sean Dougherty, Verónica C. Frisancho Robles, Kala Krishna

NBER Working Paper No. 17693
Issued in December 2011

---- Acknowledgements -----

We would like to thank TCA Anant (Indian Ministry of Statistics) and Alok Sheel (Indian Ministry of Finance) for their support of this project, which was partially carried out while Sean Dougherty was visiting the National Institute of Public Finance and Policy (New Delhi, India) and Veronica Frisancho Robles was an external consultant to the OECD. Useful feedback was received from colleagues at the OECD, The Pennsylvania State University and the Paris School of Economics. The views expressed in this paper are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect those of the NBER, the OECD nor its member countries or partners.

---- Disclosure of Financial Relationships for Kala Krishna -----

I am grateful to the Human Capital Foundation(www.hcfoundation.ru), and especially Andrey P. Vavilov, for support of the Department of Economics, the Center for the Study of Auctions, Procurements, and Competition Policy (CAPCP, http://capcp.psu.edu/), and the Center for Research in International Financial and Energy Security (CRIFES, http://crifes.psu.edu/ ) at Penn State University, and to the World Bank for support on a related paper and the project as a whole.

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