EconPapers    
Economics at your fingertips  
 

Self selection among different export markets

Francesco Serti () and Chiara Tomasi ()

Economics Letters, 2012, vol. 117, issue 1, 102-105

Abstract: Using a rich database on Italian manufacturing firms, we test the hypothesis that self-selection mechanisms differ from market to market. We observe significant ex ante productivity differences between firms starting to export to distinct geographical areas. Country characteristics such as size, distances, and productivity are some of the sources that make the entry costs market specific.

Keywords: Heterogeneous firms; Exports; Productivity; Market of destination (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: F10 F16 J21 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2012
References: View references in EconPapers View complete reference list from CitEc
Citations: View citations in EconPapers (4) Track citations by RSS feed

Downloads: (external link)
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0165176512002406
Full text for ScienceDirect subscribers only

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: https://EconPapers.repec.org/RePEc:eee:ecolet:v:117:y:2012:i:1:p:102-105

DOI: 10.1016/j.econlet.2012.04.099

Access Statistics for this article

Economics Letters is currently edited by Economics Letters Editorial Office

More articles in Economics Letters from Elsevier
Bibliographic data for series maintained by Haili He ().

 
Page updated 2020-11-11
Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolet:v:117:y:2012:i:1:p:102-105