Firm performances and Development

Master 2 Development Economics

Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne

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Part 1 – Maria Bas

Lesson 1.1: Introduction

Goldberg, P., A. Khandelwal, N. Pavnick and P. Topalova Multi-product Firms and Product Turnover in the Developing World: Evidence from India, Review of Economics and Statistics, 92 (4), pp. 1042-1049.

Philippe Aghion, Robin Burgess, Stephen J. Redding, Fabrizio Zilibotti, (2008) "The Unequal Effects of Liberalization: Evidence from. Dismantling the License Raj in India", American Economic Review.


Lesson 1.2: Services sector reforms

Arnold, Javorcik, Lipscomb and Mattoo Services Reform and Manufacturing Performance: Evidence from India. forthcoming in the Economic Journal.

Bas, M. "Does Services Liberalization affect Manufacturing Firms' Export Performance? Evidence from India", Journal of Comparative Economics, Vol. 42 (3), pp. 569-589, August 2014.


Lesson 1.3: Trade and Firm Productivity

Amiti, M. and Konings, J. "Trade Liberalization, Intermediate Inputs, and Productivity". American Economic Review, December vol. 97(05) December 2007, pp.1611-1638.

De Loecker, Jan, 2007, Do exports generate higher productivity? Evidence from Slovenia, Journal of International Economics 73 (1): 69-98.


Lesson 1.4: Trade, Technology and Wage

Goldberg, P., Khandelwal, A, Pavcnik, N. and P. Topalova Imported Intermediate Inputs and Domestic Product Growth: Evidence from India, Quarterly Journal of Economics 125(4) 2010, pp. 1727-1767.

Amiti, M. and Davis, D., 2012. Trade, Firms, and Wages: Theory and Evidence, Review of Economic Studies, vol. 79(1) 1 -36.


Lesson 1.5: The role of product quality on heterogenous firms model


Bas, M and Strauss-Kahn, V., 2015, Input-Trade Liberalization, Export Prices and Quality Upgrading, Journal of International Economics, Vol. 95 (2), p.p. 250-262.

Khandelwal, A., Schott, P., Wei, S., 2013. Trade liberalization and embedded institutional reform: evidence from Chinese exporters. American Economic Review. 103 (6), 2169-2195.



Part 2 – Rémi Bazillier

Firm performance, labour and environmental regulations, and development



Lesson 2.1. Firms performance in developing countries: an overview



Lesson 2.2. Localization of Multinational firms and the Global Value Chain



Lesson 2.3. Firms performance and environmental regulations



Lesson 2.4. Firms performance and labour regulations



Lesson 2.5. Corporate Social Responsibility in developing countries


Lesson 2.6. Industrial policy in developing countries