Replication data for: WTO Accession and Performance of Chinese Manufacturing Firms

Luhang Wang, Yifan Zhang, Loren Brandt & Johannes Van Biesebroeck
We examine the effects of trade liberalization in China on the evolution of markups and productivity of manufacturing firms. Although these dimensions of performance cannot be separately identified when firm output is measured by revenue, detailed price deflators make it possible to estimate the average effect of tariff reductions on both. Several novel findings emerge. First, cuts in output tariffs reduce markups, but raise productivity. Second, pro-competitive effects are most important among incumbents, while efficiency...
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