Economics at your fingertips  

Export margins and survival: A firm‐level analysis using Kenyan data

Kemal Turkcan (), Socrates Majune Kraido and Eliud Moyi

South African Journal of Economics, 2022, vol. 90, issue 2, 149-174

Abstract: This study uses annual customs transaction data (HS six‐digit) for the period 2006–2018 to analyse the impact of average tariffs on the export sales, margins and survival of firms in Kenya. Results from the fixed‐effects regression model reveal that a 1% increase in tariffs reduces exports by 0.181% and the intensive margin by 0.183% but does not affect the extensive margin. Meanwhile, the cloglog fixed‐effects duration model reveals that a 1% increase in tariffs reduces export survival by 2.7%. This suggests that cutting tariffs, possibly through trade agreements, can help firms and countries improve their export performance.

Date: 2022
References: View references in EconPapers View complete reference list from CitEc
Citations: View citations in EconPapers (1) Track citations by RSS feed

Downloads: (external link)

Related works:
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.

Export reference: BibTeX RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan) HTML/Text

Persistent link:

Ordering information: This journal article can be ordered from
http://www.blackwell ... bs.asp?ref=0038-2280

Access Statistics for this article

South African Journal of Economics is currently edited by Philip A. Black

More articles in South African Journal of Economics from Economic Society of South Africa Contact information at EDIRC.
Bibliographic data for series maintained by Wiley Content Delivery ().

Page updated 2023-03-26
Handle: RePEc:bla:sajeco:v:90:y:2022:i:2:p:149-174