Why are not exports generating a positive effect on colombian labor productivity? Evidence from colombian manufacturing sector (2005-2015)


  • Julian Berrio Business Administrator


export, labor productivity, manufacturing sector, learning by exporting, self-selection


The following article presents the causal relationship analysis between labor productivity and exports in the Colombian manufacturing sector for the time frame 2005-2015, where the effect and consequences of the hypothesis self-selection and learning by exporting are studied. The purpose of this research is to gather empirical evidence that proves the positive impact of foreign sales on the rise of labor productivity. Surprisingly, the technological transfer effect is unnoticeable and shows the lack of new technologies implementation in the productive structure of the sector. Finally, the conclusions and recommendations are centered on generating policies focus on diversification of the export offer.





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