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Record number 560944
Title Real estate boom and resource misallocation in manufacturing industries: Evidence from China
Author(s) Wu, Yan; Heerink, Nico; Yu, Linhui
Source China Economic Review 60 (2020). - ISSN 1043-951X
DOI https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chieco.2019.101400
Department(s) Development Economics
Publication type Refereed Article in a scientific journal
Publication year 2020
Keyword(s) Manufacturing industries - Productivity dispersion - Real estate boom - Resource misallocation
Abstract

Resource misallocations between firms have been found to have substantial impacts on the aggregate total factor of productivity. This study examines the impacts of a real estate boom on resource misallocations. We propose that real estate booms drive up demand in real estate-linked industries and that these ‘windfall’ demand spillovers reduce intra-industry competition and increase productivity inequality within industries. Using the difference-in-differences approach, we document that industries that are more linked to the real estate sector experienced increased dispersion in firm productivity in the post-boom era. Real estate booms therefore increase intra-industry resource misallocation.

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