Manufacturing and trade liberalisation of India: The continuing debate

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Ghosh Dastidar, Sayantan 2015. Manufacturing and trade liberalisation of India: The continuing debate. Review of Development and Change.
AuthorsGhosh Dastidar, Sayantan
Abstract

The paper identifies the reasons behind the differential performance of the registered and unregistered manufacturing sectors of India during the post-reform period. The motivation for this study comes from the econometric findings of Ghosh Dastidar and Veeramani (2014) that trade liberalisation has positively influenced the growth performance of the unregistered sector but not that of the registered segment.Trade liberalisation seems to have benefitted the unregistered sector indirectly through the increase in sub-contracting activities from the registered sector. The absence of rigid labour regulations also helped the unregistered sector undergo re-structuring during the post-reform period and achieve faster growth through the elimination of inefficient firms, something that the registered segment failed to do.

KeywordsManufacturing; India; Trade liberalisation; Growth; Employment
Year2015
JournalReview of Development and Change
PublisherMadras Institute of Development Studies, India
Web address (URL)http://hdl.handle.net/10545/617844
hdl:10545/617844
Publication datesDec 2015
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Series20
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ContributorsUniversity of Derby
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