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Title: Essays on misallocation of production inputs and energy efficiency in Indian industries
Author: Singer, Gregor
ISNI:       0000 0004 7970 5563
Awarding Body: London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)
Current Institution: London School of Economics and Political Science (University of London)
Date of Award: 2019
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This thesis explores the causes and consequences of resource misallocation and energy efficiency in the context of firm heterogeneity in Indian manufacturing. In the first chapter, I quantify misallocation in the Indian cast iron sector. I develop a method to disentangle distortions that capture input misallocation from fundamental demand heterogeneity across firms. In the second chapter I explore why material inputs are misallocated in the cast iron sector, focusing on differences in access to suppliers through the transportation network. In the third chapter I estimate the causal relationship between industrial electricity prices and electricity productivity for a large panel of Indian plants.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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Keywords: HC Economic History and Conditions ; HD28 Management. Industrial Management