Productivity and Competition in India's Brick Industry

Research Note
Published on 7 January 2020
Authors
Daniel Keniston

Abstract

A detailed survey of the Indian brick industry shows substantial productivity dispersion, attributable to both technology differences as well as within-technology efficiency variation. In contrast to results from developing countries, we find no increase in productivity in larger (potentially more competitive) markets, nor do entrants have significantly higher productivity than exiting firms.

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