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dc.contributor.authorParameswaran, M.
dc.identifier.citationParameswaran, M. (2002) Economic reforms and technical efficiency : firm level evidence from selected industries in India. CDS working papers, no.339. Trivandrum: CDS.en_GB
dc.description.abstractThis paper analyses the performance of the manufacturing firms in some selected industries in terms of their technical efficiency against the background of the industrial and trade policy reforms introduced in India since 1991. A stochastic frontier production function and an associated inefficiency model are used to measure time varying firm specific technical efficiency. We define technical change as the shift of the best practice production frontier and technical inefficiency change as the movement within the best practice technology. The results show that all the industries considered registered a higher rate of technical progress in the post reform period along with a decline in the level of technical efficiency. The effect of change in the policy environment on technical efficiency varies among industries. The study also found that firms’ involvement in the international trade through export and import of raw materials and technology has a positive effect on technical efficiency. Key words: India, Manufacturing, Technical Efficiency, Economic Reforms. JEL Classifications: D24, F13, L60, O30en_GB
dc.publisherCentre for Development Studiesen_GB
dc.relation.ispartofseriesCDS working papers;339
dc.subjectIndustrial Developmenten_GB
dc.titleEconomic reforms and technical efficiency : firm level evidence from selected industries in Indiaen_GB
dc.typeSeries paper (non-IDS)en_GB
dc.rights.holderCentre for Development Studiesen_GB

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