Specialization, Diversity, and Indian Manufacturing Growth

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Syed Ejaz Ghani

World Bank

William Kerr

Harvard University - Entrepreneurial Management Unit

Ishani Tewari

Yale School of Management

Date Written: October 1, 2013

Abstract

This paper examines the specialization and diversity of manufacturing industries within Indian districts. Prior to India's recent economic growth and liberalization, specialization levels in 1989 were substantially higher than similar metrics calculated for the United States. From 1989 to 2010, average specialization levels for Indian districts declined to a level that is now quite comparable to the United States. Diversity levels similarly increased. Specialization and diversity levels in India are becoming more persistent with time. Manufacturing plants display higher productivity in districts that display both properties. From 1989 to 2010, manufacturing employment growth was higher in districts that were more specialized at the start of the period.

Keywords: Water and Industry, Labor Policies, E-Business, Political Economy, Information Security & Privacy

Suggested Citation

Ghani, Ejaz and Kerr, William R. and Tewari, Ishani, Specialization, Diversity, and Indian Manufacturing Growth (October 1, 2013). World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 6648. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2338258

Ejaz Ghani (Contact Author)

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William R. Kerr

Harvard University - Entrepreneurial Management Unit ( email )

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Ishani Tewari

Yale School of Management ( email )

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