Do Entry Barriers Reduce Productivity? Evidence from a Natural Experiment

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Authors

Colleges, School and Institutes

Abstract

I study how entry barriers affect productivity by exploiting the collapse of the US sugar cartel as a natural experiment. Using difference-in-difference estimations, I find the eradication of entry barriers caused a 35% increase in productivity within the treatment group.

Details

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)97-100
Number of pages4
JournalEconomics Letters
Volume125
Issue number1
Early online date23 Aug 2014
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2014

Keywords

  • Entry barriers, Productivity