Loren Brandt, Johannes van Biesebroeck, Luhang Wang and Yifan Zhang
In: American Economic Review 2017, Vol. 107, No. 9, 2784-2820
Brandt et al. examine the effects that the trade liberalization in China during the last decades had on the evolution of markups and productivity of Chinese manufacturing firms. Therefore they use firm-level data that covers most of the manufacturing sector in China to investigate the role of domestic trade liberalization over a period that takes China’s WTO-entry 2001 into account.