Self selection among different export markets
Francesco Serti () and
Chiara Tomasi ()
Economics Letters, 2012, vol. 117, issue 1, 102-105
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)
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