Essays on misallocation and total factor productivity in the manufacturing sector of Sri Lanka

Ranpati Dewage Thilini Sumudu Kumari

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Abstract

This thesis is a collection of three empirical studies focusing on resource misallocation among firms in Sri Lanka's manufacturing sector, based on a new firm-level-dataset from Sri Lanka's Annual Survey of Industries from 1994 to 2017 and astatic model. The first paper investigates the effect of resource misallocation induced by firm-specific distortions on aggregate productivity and long-run total factor productivity growth. The second paper compares the misallocation of industrial land among firms to that of physical capital. The third paper examines the differences in resource misallocation and productivity losses between unincorporated and incorporated firms.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • The University of Western Australia
Supervisors/Advisors
  • Tang, Sam, Supervisor
  • Chen, Shawn, Supervisor
  • Li, Bei, Supervisor
Thesis sponsors
Award date9 May 2022
DOIs
Publication statusUnpublished - 2022

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