DDI2.5 XML CODEBOOK RECORD FOR STUDY NUMBER 850560 Economic reforms and the evolution of productivity in Indian manufacturing firms


In 1991, the Indian economy underwent major economic reforms, after several decades of following an inward looking development strategy. This project will examine whether the reforms have contributed to the productivity performance of the Indian manufacturing sector. The overall objectives of the project are: To understand how the economic reforms affects the performance of manufacturing firms in the context of an emerging economy, and to find out who benefits and who loses from economic reforms. To create capacity in the analysis of firm-level data using state-of-the-art methodologies among early career researchers based in India. To develop a network among academics, statistical agencies and policy makers in the UK and India with the specific objectives of improving the quality of firm level data and to contribute to the making of evidence based policies in the areas of industrial and regulatory economics. The specific research objectives are: To estimate the levels of and changes in technical/productive efficiency of manufacturing firms in India in the post-reform period. To assess whether the evolution of productivity has differed across firms of different sizes, age and ownership structures, and whether the firm was in the formal or informal sector.

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DOI https://doi.org/10.5255/UKDA-SN-850560
Metadata Access https://datacatalogue.cessda.eu/oai-pmh/v0/oai?verb=GetRecord&metadataPrefix=oai_ddi25&identifier=a6f42916df27d844772b0107a6f9c2b0969e5d86c973fd7e2de81bf1502aa95d
Creator Sen, K, The University of Manchester
Publisher UK Data Service
Publication Year 2011
Funding Reference Economic and Social Research Council
Rights Kunal Sen, The University of Manchester; The Data Collection is available for download to users registered with the UK Data Service.
OpenAccess true
Language English
Resource Type Numeric
Discipline Economics; Social and Behavioural Sciences
Spatial Coverage India