Does Exporting Increase Productivity? A Microeconometric Analysis of Matched Firms
Exporting involves sunk costs, so some firms export whilst others do not. This proposition derives from a number of models of firm behavior and has been exposed to microeconometric analysis. Evidence from the latter suggests that exporting firms are generally more productive than nonexporters. They...
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Oxford, UK Blackwell Publishing Ltd 01.11.2004
|published in:||Review of international economics Vol. 12; no. 5; pp. 855 - 866|
|Data of publication:||November 2004|
The authors are grateful to the Leverhulme Trust for financial support under Programme Grant F114/BF. The research reported in this paper was initially stimulated by Trade Partners UK. An earlier version of the paper was presented at the Mid‐West International Economics Meetings at Notre Dame, the European Trade Study Group Annual Conference at Kiel, and the GEP “Adjusting to Globalisation” conference at Nottingham. Helpful comments from participants at these meetings were received, as well as at research seminars at Melbourne and Macquarie Universities. Finally, extensive comments from two referees are also acknowledged. The results and interpretation are the responsibility of the authors.
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