Firms in International Trade: Importers’ and Exporters’ Heterogeneity in Italian Manufacturing Industry
Combining data on structural characteristics and economic performance for a large sample of Italian firms with data on exporting and importing activity, we uncover evidence supporting recent theories on firm heterogeneity and international trade, together with some new facts. In particular, we find...
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Oxford, UK Blackwell Publishing Ltd 01.03.2010
Wiley Subscription Services, Inc
|published in:||World economy Vol. 33; no. 3; pp. 424 - 457|
|Data of publication:||March 2010|
This work was funded by the Italian Ministry of Research (FIRB 2004 project on: Research and entrepreneurship in the knowledge‐based economy). Financial support from the Laboratory of Economics and Management (LEM) at Scuola Superiore S.Anna of Pisa, Italy, is also gratefully acknowledged. We are grateful to Roberto Monducci, Andrea Mancini, Alessandro Zeli and Roberto Sanzo at the Industrial Statistics Office of Italy’s National Bureau of Statistics (ISTAT). We also thank Giovanni Dosi, Angelo Secchi and Marco Grazzi at LEM for providing access to firm‐level data under a confidentiality agreement. We thank Antonello Zanfei for some useful discussions at an earlier stage of this research. Comments from the participants at seminars and workshops in Pisa, Perugia, Nottingham and Madrid, as well as from two anonymous referees, are gratefully acknowledged. The usual disclaimers apply.
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