EconPapers    
Economics at your fingertips  
 

The Rise of Exporting By U.S. Firms

William Lincoln () and Andrew McCallum ()

No 1157, International Finance Discussion Papers from Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (U.S.)

Abstract: Although a great deal of ink has been spilled over the consequences of globalization, we do not yet fully understand the causes of increased worldwide trade. Using confidential microdata from the U.S. Census, we document widespread entry into countries abroad by U.S. firms from 1987 to 2006. We show that this extensive margin growth is unlikely to have been due to significant declines in entry costs. We instead find evidence of large roles for the development of the internet, trade agreements, and foreign income growth in driving these trends.

Keywords: globalization; barriers to entry; international trade; internet (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: F10 F23 F60 L10 L86 M21 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 27 pages
Date: 2016-02-10
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-bec and nep-int
References: View references in EconPapers View complete reference list from CitEc
Citations: View citations in EconPapers (12) Track citations by RSS feed

Downloads: (external link)
http://www.federalreserve.gov/econresdata/ifdp/2016/files/ifdp1157.pdf Full text (application/pdf)
http://dx.doi.org/10.17016/IFDP.2016.1157 DOI (application/pdf)

Related works:
Working Paper: The Rise of Exporting by U.S. Firms (2016) Downloads
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:fip:fedgif:1157

DOI: 10.17016/IFDP.2016.1157

Access Statistics for this paper

More papers in International Finance Discussion Papers from Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (U.S.) Contact information at EDIRC.
Bibliographic data for series maintained by Ryan Wolfslayer ; Keisha Fournillier ().

 
Page updated 2022-12-07
Handle: RePEc:fip:fedgif:1157