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The Extensive Margin of Exporting Products: A Firm-level Analysis

Costas Arkolakis (), Sharat Ganapati and Marc-Andreas Muendler ()

No 2028, Cowles Foundation Discussion Papers from Cowles Foundation for Research in Economics, Yale University

Abstract: We examine multi-product exporters and use firm-product-destination data to quantify export entry barriers. Our general-equilibrium model of multi-product firms generalizes earlier models. To match main facts about multi-product exporters, we estimate our model with rich demand and access cost shocks for Brazilian firms. The estimates document that additional products farther from a firm’s core competency incur higher unit costs, but face lower market access costs. We find that these market access costs differ across destinations and evaluate a scenario that standardizes market access between countries. The resulting welfare gains are similar to eliminating all current tariffs.

Keywords: International trade; Heterogeneous firms; Multi-product firms; Firm and product panel data; Brazil (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: F12 L11 F14 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-bec and nep-int
Date: 2016-01
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