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Productivity and Size of the Export Market: Evidence for West and East German Plants, 2004

Joachim Wagner ()

No 2661, IZA Discussion Papers from Institute of Labor Economics (IZA)

Abstract: Using unique recently released nationally representative high-quality data at the plant level, this paper presents the first comprehensive evidence on the relationship between productivity and size of the export market for Germany, a leading actor on the world market for manufactured goods. It documents that firms that export to countries inside the euro-zone are more productive than firms that sell their products in Germany only, but less productive than firms that export to countries outside the euro-zone, too. This is in line with the hypothesis that export markets outside the euro-zone have higher entry costs that can only by paid by more productive firms.

Keywords: exports; productivity; Germany; micro data (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: F14 D21 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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Date: 2007-03
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Published in: Jahrbücher für Nationalökonomie und Statistik, 2007, 227 (4), 403-408

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