Trade liberalisation, inward FDI and productivity within Australia's manufacturing sector

Turnbull, Christopher, Sun, Sizhong, and Anwar, Sajid (2016) Trade liberalisation, inward FDI and productivity within Australia's manufacturing sector. Economic Analysis and Policy, 50. pp. 41-51.

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Abstract

Using a simultaneous equations model, this paper aims to analyse the endogenous relationship among trade liberalisation, inward foreign direct investment and productivity within Australia's manufacturing sector. Using two-digit quarterly time-series data, from 1988 to 2012, we find empirical support for trade liberalisation as a mechanism for improving productivity within the domestic manufacturing sector. However, we find that inward foreign direct investment has not had a statistically significant impact on productivity within the sector. By drawing on these findings, among others, we make some recommendations for Australia’s international trade, foreign investment and manufacturing industry policies.

Item ID: 45019
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 0313-5926
Keywords: trade liberalisation; FDI; productivity; manufacturing sector; Australia
Date Deposited: 09 Aug 2016 01:23
FoR Codes: 14 ECONOMICS > 1402 Applied Economics > 140210 International Economics and International Finance @ 100%
SEO Codes: 91 ECONOMIC FRAMEWORK > 9103 International Trade > 910399 International Trade not elsewhere classified @ 100%
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