รหัสดีโอไอ 10.14457/TU.the.2020.837
Title Impact of technology advancements and trade liberalization on productivity: evidence from Thai manufacturing sector
Creator Parinya Mingsakul
Contributor Juthathip Jongwanich, Advisor
Publisher Thammasat University
Publication Year 2020
Keyword Productivity, Trade liberalization, Technology advancement
Abstract This thesis investigates impacts of trade liberalization and technology advancements on firm’s productivity in Thailand by using three latest Thai industrialcensuses (i.e., 2007,2012, 2017). Various proxies of trade liberalization (tariff, import penetration, and openness) and technology advancements (ICT and industrial robot) are employed while firm’s productivity is computed by using three methods, i.e., value added per worker, Olley-Pakes (1996) and Levinsohn & Petrin (2003). The key finding is that trade liberalization and technology advancements can spur Thai firms’ productivity, however, technology advancements show a more robust positive impact.For trade liberalization aspect, higher trade liberalization on input side, i.e., lowering input tariff and higher import penetration on input goods, shows higher positive impacts on firm’s productivity than that on output side. However, Thai firms tend to consider both input and output tariffs simultaneously so that effective rates of protection (ERP), with and without water in tariffs are introduced in this study. The results confirm a crucial role of trade liberalization, through a simultaneous decline in both input and output tariffs, in promoting firms’ productivity. Regarding proxies of technology, ICT use tends to encourage greater firms’ productivity improvement than industrial robot uses due to its longer engagement in all manufacturing industries.
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Parinya Mingsakul และผู้แต่งคนอื่นๆ. (2020) Impact of technology advancements and trade liberalization on productivity: evidence from Thai manufacturing sector. Thammasat University:ม.ป.ท.
Parinya Mingsakul และผู้แต่งคนอื่นๆ. 2020. Impact of technology advancements and trade liberalization on productivity: evidence from Thai manufacturing sector. ม.ป.ท.:Thammasat University;
Parinya Mingsakul และผู้แต่งคนอื่นๆ. Impact of technology advancements and trade liberalization on productivity: evidence from Thai manufacturing sector. ม.ป.ท.:Thammasat University, 2020. Print.