PEDL Research Note. Productivity and Competition in India’s Brick Industry

A survey of the brick industry shows productivity dispersion, attributable to technology differences and efficiency variation

Abstract

A detailed survey of the Indian brick industry, collected for this study, shows substantial productivity dispersion, attributable to both technology differences and efficiency variation within each technology. Consistent with results from developed countries, this dispersion decreases in larger markets. However, in contrast to previous results, average productivity does not increase with market density

Citation

Keniston, D. PEDL Research Note. Productivity and Competition in India’s Brick Industry. Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR), (2014) 3 pp.

PEDL Research Note. Productivity and Competition in India’s Brick Industry

Published 1 January 2014