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Indian Journal of Economics and Development
Year : 2019, Volume : 15, Issue : 3
First page : ( 381) Last page : ( 391)
Print ISSN : 2277-5412. Online ISSN : 2322-0430.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2322-0430.2019.00048.9

Does TRIPS Drive the Productivity Growth in Indian Chemical Industry: A Sub-sector Analysis

Nayyar Mitali1,*, Singh Parminder2

1Research Scholar, Economics, Punjab School of Economics, Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar-143005

2Professor of Economics, Punjab School of Economics, Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar-143005

*Corresponding author's email: mitali.nayyar20@gmail.com

JEL Codes L65, O34, C14

Online published on 4 October, 2019.


Based on secondary data from 1992–2015 of Indian chemical industry, the result showed the improvement in the growth rate of TFP during the entire study period. The industry also experienced advancement in technical efficiency along with sluggishness in technical progress in the post TRIPS period. The growing technical efficiency along with non-responding technical change were the main factors responsible for accelerating productivity change in Indian chemical industry in the post TRIPS period. The results suggested that Indian chemical sector must increase TFP by improving technological progress and there is a need to decrease technical and scale inefficiencies and improve capacity utilization during the post TRIPS period.



Chemical sector, data envelopment analysis, technical efficiency, total factor productivity.


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