Type: Seminar

Production bottleneck effects and role of market power: Evidence from India's dereservation reform


Vybhavi Balasundharam, PhD Talk

Date & Time

Oct 4, 2018, 4:00-5:30 pm EDT

In this paper, I investigate how aggregate gains from reducing distortions within a market depend on the extent of market power in the production network. Improving a production bottleneck propagates to upstream suppliers as a demand shock, and to downstream customers as an input cost shock. I analyze the heterogeneous response of firms in these vertically linked markets using the elimination of firm–size restrictions products in India during the 2000s combined with a rich firm–level data set.

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