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eBay’s anatomy

Andreas Lendle, Marcelo Olarrega, Simon Schropp and Pierre-Louis Vézina ()

Economics Letters, 2013, vol. 121, issue 1, 115-120

Abstract: We use a new US-firm-level dataset covering all domestic and international sales made through eBay, an online marketplace, to provide insights about firm heterogeneity in online international trade. One is that the share of firms that export is surprisingly high, at 85%.

Keywords: Heterogeneous firms; Online trade; eBay (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: F13 F16 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2013
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