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Jeronimo Carballo, Georg Schaur and Christian Volpe Martincus

No 7681, IDB Publications (Working Papers) from Inter-American Development Bank

Abstract: In this paper, we examine an innovative postal export regime that involvesboth a streamlining of export procedures and provision of intermediation services to investigate how firms' react to changing trade costs and whether and how these firms learn. In so doing, we use a unique dataset that consists of the entire universe of Peru's export transactions over the period 1999-2014 including both regular shipments and postal shipments. We find that the new export mode has been associated with increased and more diversified regional exports, higher entry and exit rates, more export experimentation, and learning both within and across firms.

Keywords: trade; integration (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: F10 F13 F14 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2016-06
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