Economic Reforms and Capacity Realization in Bangladesh: An Empirical Analysis

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Kaliappa Kalirajan

Australian National University - Crawford School of Public Policy

Ruhul Salim

Curtin University - Curtin Business School; Curtin University - Centre for Research in Applied Economics

Date Written: August 1997

Abstract

Using firm level data from Bangladesh food manufacturing, this paper examines the impact of economic reform on productive capacity realization in the eighties. The results suggest that little improvement occurred in realization of productive capacities after the implementation of economic reforms. The analysis indicates that there is, however, sufficient room for further improvement in increasing output by realizing the unrealized capacity.

JEL Classification: D24, L66

Suggested Citation

Kalirajan, Kaliappa P. and Salim, Ruhul, Economic Reforms and Capacity Realization in Bangladesh: An Empirical Analysis (August 1997). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1222343 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1222343

Kaliappa P. Kalirajan

Australian National University - Crawford School of Public Policy ( email )

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Ruhul Salim (Contact Author)

Curtin University - Curtin Business School ( email )

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Australia

Curtin University - Centre for Research in Applied Economics ( email )

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