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Openness and industrial response in a Wal-Mart world : a case study of Mexican soaps, detergents, and surfactant producers (English)

This paper uses a case study approach to explore the effects of NAFTA and GATT membership on innovation and trade in the Mexican soaps, detergents, and surfactants (SDS) industry. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS3999 AUG 01, 2006

Javorcik, Beata; Keller, Wolfgang; Tybout, James Disclosed

A firm's-eye view of commercial policy and fiscal reforms in Cameroon (English)

After decades of high trade restrictions, fiscal distortions, and currency overvaluation, Cameroon implemented important commercial and fiscal policy reforms in 1994. ... See More +

Journal Article 77397 SEP 01, 2002

Gauthier, Bernard; Soloaga, Isidro; Tybout, James Disclosed

Product quality, productive efficiency, and international technology diffusion : evidence from plant-level panel data (English)

What mechanisms most frequently transmit foreign technologies to developing country firms? Do these foreign technologies affect both productive efficiency and product quality in the recipient firms? ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS2759 JAN 31, 2002

Kraay, Aart; Soloaga, Isidro; Tybout, James

The World Bank economic review 16 (3) (English)

Gender effects of social security reform in Chile, by Alejandra Cox Edwards. Low schooling for girls, slower growth for all? Cross-country evidence on the effect of gender inequality in education on economic development, by Stephan Klasen. ... See More +

Publication 25579 JAN 01, 2002

Cox Edwards, Alejandra; Klasen, Stephan; Newman, Constance; Friedman, Jed; Levinsohn, James; Collier, Paul; Dercon, Stefan; Mackinnon, John; Gauthier, Bernard; Soloaga, Isidro; Tybout, James

A firm's-eye view of policy and fiscal reforms in Cameroon (English)

After decades of heavy trade restrictions, fiscal distortions, and currency overvaluation, Cameroon implemented important commercial and fiscal policy reforms. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS2442 SEP 30, 2000

Gauthier, Bernard; Soloaga, Isidro; Tybout, James

Manufacuring firms in developing countries - how well do they do, and why? (English)

Manufacturing firms in developing countries have traditionally been relatively protected. They have also been subject to heavy regulation, much of it biased in favor of large enterprises. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS1965 AUG 31, 1998

Tybout, James

The World Bank research observer 12 (1) (English)

Producer turnover and productivity growth in developing countries. Mark J. Roberts and James R. Tybout Housing and income distribution in Russia: Zhivago's legacy. ... See More +

Publication 16355 FEB 28, 1997

Roberts, Mark J.; Tybout, James R.; Buckley, Robert M.; Gurenko, Eugene N.; Shantayanan Devarajan; Squire, Lyn; Suthiwart-Narueput, Sethaput; Hammer, Jeffrey S.; Harberger, Arnold C.; West, Edwin G.; Carnoy, Martin

Producer turnover and productivity growth in developing countries (English)

The reallocation of resources, either across sectors or across producers within a sector, can serve as a potential source of productivity growth. ... See More +

Journal Article 76602 FEB 01, 1997

Roberts, Mark J.; Tybout, James R. Disclosed

What makes exports boom? (English)

This report sheds new light on what makes exports grow. The effects of macroeconomic conditions and policy variables on manufacturing exports have been notoriously unpredictable in the research literature. ... See More +

Publication 16314 JAN 31, 1997

Roberts, Mark J.; Tybout, James R.

Industrial evolution in developing countries : micro patterns of turnover, productivity, and market structure (English)

This book presents the results of a project designed to link changes in trade policy with patterns of producer entry, exit, and adjustment characterizing developing country producers, using plant-level data, which reveals micro aspects of the relation between commercial policy and industrial sector performance. ... See More +

Publication 16196 DEC 31, 1996

Roberts, Mark J. [editor]; Tybout, James R. [editor]

An empirical model of sunk costs and the decision to export (English)

Exports respond unpredictably to a change in real exchange rates, suggests evidence from the 1980s. Recent theoretical work explains this as a consequence of the sunk costs associated with breaking into foreign markets. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS1436 MAR 31, 1995

Roberts, Mark J.; Tybout, James R.

How relative prices affect fuel use patterns in manufacturing : plant - level evidence from Chile (English)

Some economists have urged reliance on fuel taxes and other fiscal incentives to reduce air pollution in semi-industrialized countries. They argue that policies that act on relative prices are easier to enforce than those based on emission monitoring, create less misallocation of resources, and are relatively free of the rent-seeking and corruption that accompany regulations administered at the plant level. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS1297 MAY 31, 1994

Guo, Charles C.; Tybout, James R.

The scope for fuel substitution in manufacturing industries : a case study of Chile and Colombia (English)

This article analyzes plant-level data from Chile and Colombia to assess how manufactures might respond to carbon taxes and other policies that induces substitution between clean and dirty fuels. ... See More +

Journal Article 14097 JAN 31, 1994

Moss, Diana L.; Tybout, James R.

The World Bank economic review 8(1) (English)

Tariff rates, tariff revenue, and tariff reform: some new facts. The effect of financial liberalization on the capital structure and investment decisions of Indonesian manufacturing establishments. ... See More +

Publication 17648 JAN 31, 1994

Pritchett, Lant; Sethi, Geeta; Harris, John R.; Schiantarelli, Fabio; Siregar, Miranda G.; Moss, Diana L.; Tybout, James R.; Ravallion, Martin; Bidani, Benu; Schiff, Maurice; Takacs, Wendy E.

The World Bank economic review 7(1) (English)

Moderate inflation. External shocks, purchasing power parity, and the equilibrium real exchange rate. Estimating returns to scale with large, imperfect panels: an application to Chilean manufacturing industries. ... See More +

Publication 17645 JAN 31, 1993

Dornbusch, Rudiger; Fischer, Stanley; Devarajan, Shantayanan; Lewis, Jeffrey D.; Robinson, Sherman; Levy, Brian; Westbrook, M. Daniel; Tybout, James R.; Krishna, Kala Disclosed

Linking trade and productivity : new research directions (English)

It is a mistake to think of productivity growth as an orderly shift in the production function of the representative plant. Gradual processes of technological diffusion or the displacement of inefficient plants with efficient ones are what matter. ... See More +

Journal Article 10888 MAY 31, 1992

Tybout, James R.

Estimating returns to scale with large imperfect panels (English)

In this paper, the authors provide systematic panel-based econometric estimates of plant-level returns to scale for various 3-digit and 4-digit manufacturing industries, using panel data for Chilean plants. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS754 AUG 31, 1991

Tybout, James R.; Westbrook, M. Daniel

Researching the trade - productivity link : new directions (English)

This paper is an effort to bring together diverse literatures on the measurement of productivity and its relation to trade regime, focussing on recently developed techniques and their applications. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS638 MAR 31, 1991

Tybout, James R.

Size rationalization and trade exposure in developing countries (English)

Given the lack of direct evidence regarding industrial adjustment in response to trade liberalization, this paper tackles some very basic questions. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS594 FEB 28, 1991

Roberts, Mark J.; Tybout, James R.

The effects of trade reforms on scale and technical efficiency : new evidence from Chile (English)

This paper shows how the industrial structure and performance changed after Chile's dramatic trade liberalization. A comparison of the 1967 and 1979 censuses shows little improvement in productivity overall, but these figures don't separate the effects of trade liberalization from the effects of recession, high interest rates, and real appreciation. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS481 AUG 31, 1990

Tybout, James; de Melo, Jaime; Corbo, Vittorio

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Openness and industrial response in a Wal-Mart world : a case study of Mexican soaps, detergents, and surfactant producers (English)
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AUG 01, 2006 WPS3999 Policy Research Working Paper
A firm's-eye view of commercial policy and fiscal reforms in Cameroon (English)
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SEP 01, 2002 77397 Journal Article
Product quality, productive efficiency, and international technology diffusion : evidence from plant-level panel data (English)
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JAN 31, 2002 WPS2759 Policy Research Working Paper
The World Bank economic review 16 (3) (English)
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JAN 01, 2002 25579 Publication
A firm's-eye view of policy and fiscal reforms in Cameroon (English)
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SEP 30, 2000 WPS2442 Policy Research Working Paper
Manufacuring firms in developing countries - how well do they do, and why? (English)
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AUG 31, 1998 WPS1965 Policy Research Working Paper
The World Bank research observer 12 (1) (English)
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FEB 28, 1997 16355 Publication
Producer turnover and productivity growth in developing countries (English)
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FEB 01, 1997 76602 Journal Article
What makes exports boom? (English)
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JAN 31, 1997 16314 Publication
Industrial evolution in developing countries : micro patterns of turnover, productivity, and market structure (English)
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DEC 31, 1996 16196 Publication
An empirical model of sunk costs and the decision to export (English)
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MAR 31, 1995 WPS1436 Policy Research Working Paper
How relative prices affect fuel use patterns in manufacturing : plant - level evidence from Chile (English)
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MAY 31, 1994 WPS1297 Policy Research Working Paper
The scope for fuel substitution in manufacturing industries : a case study of Chile and Colombia (English)
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JAN 31, 1994 14097 Journal Article
The World Bank economic review 8(1) (English)
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JAN 31, 1994 17648 Publication
The World Bank economic review 7(1) (English)
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JAN 31, 1993 17645 Publication
Linking trade and productivity : new research directions (English)
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MAY 31, 1992 10888 Journal Article
Estimating returns to scale with large imperfect panels (English)
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AUG 31, 1991 WPS754 Policy Research Working Paper
Researching the trade - productivity link : new directions (English)
See More +
MAR 31, 1991 WPS638 Policy Research Working Paper
Size rationalization and trade exposure in developing countries (English)
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FEB 28, 1991 WPS594 Policy Research Working Paper
The effects of trade reforms on scale and technical efficiency : new evidence from Chile (English)
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AUG 31, 1990 WPS481 Policy Research Working Paper