One-off Export Events
Philipp Schröder and
Allan Sørensen ()
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Ingo Geishecker: European University Viadrina, Faculty of Business Administration and Economics, Germany
Economics Working Papers from Department of Economics and Business Economics, Aarhus University
Isolated single-month one-off export transactions (observed once in a 49-month window) turn out to be the dominant spell length in granular firm-product-destination trade data. Moreover, on average, for an export-active firm, such one-off events generate a significant part of foreign sales. These patterns cannot be explained by the lumpiness of trade (e.g., seasonal shipments), nor do they sit well with available trade models. To reconcile theory with the data, we introduce passive (i.e., buyer-side driven) exporting in addition to proactive exporting. Our empirical investigation establishes novel stylized facts on firm and destination characteristics associated with one-off exporting.
Keywords: Research Passive exporting; proactive exporting; uncolicited export orders; export duration; temporary trade; monthly data; transactions data; rm-level data; heterogeneous rms (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: F14 F12 L10 D40 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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