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Wholesale firms: A catalyst for Swedish exports?

Sven-Olov Daunfeldt (), Erik Engberg, Daniel Halvarsson (), Ari Kokko () and Patrik Tingvall ()
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Erik Engberg: Growth Analysis
Daniel Halvarsson: The Ratio Institute, Postal: The Ratio Institute, P.O. Box 5095, SE-102 42 Stockholm, Sweden, http://www.ratio.se
Patrik Tingvall: Growth Analysis

No 328, Ratio Working Papers from The Ratio Institute

Abstract: This paper examines the role of wholesale firms as facilitators of exports for small and medium-sized Swedish businesses. Our findings suggest that wholesale firms do facilitate access to difficult markets located outside Europe. For exports of a particular good to a given market, we observe a positive correlation between the export volumes of wholesale and manufacturing firms. Finally, we present evidence that supports a prediction from recent trade models with differentiated firms, namely that wholesale firms can facilitate exports for firms that are not themselves capable of direct exports.

Keywords: Trade; Wholesale; Intermediation; Productivity; Manufacturing; Institutions (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: D22 F14 F18 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 97 pages
Date: 2019-12-20
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