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Lotfalipour M R, Falahi M A, hoseini S. The Effect of Trade Openness on the Total Factor Productivity in Iran’s Large Scale Industries. QJER 2015; 15 (2) :95-116
URL: http://ecor.modares.ac.ir/article-18-11291-en.html
1- Professor, Department of Economics, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad
2- MA in Energy Economics, Ferdowsi University
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Productivity improvement is considered as one of the important strategies for providing economic growth and raising firms’ competitiveness. In this study, using the Divisia method, first the total factor productivity has been calculated during 2003-2009 and then the effects of trade openness, energy consumption and human capital on the total factor productivity has been investigated within subsectors of Iran’s industry. The estimation results using panel data model indicate that the trade openness, energy consumption and human capital have positive and significant effects on the total factor productivity. Meanwhile, the effect of skilled and experienced workers on the total factor productivity is stronger than educated workers.
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