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What's Behind the Figures? Quantifying the Cross-Country Exporter Productivity Gap

Kozo Kiyota, Toshiyuki Matsuura () and Lionel Nesta
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Lionel Nesta: 1. Universite Cote d'Azur, 2. OFCE Sciences Po. Paris, 3. SKEMA Business School

No 2018-022, Keio-IES Discussion Paper Series from Institute for Economics Studies, Keio University

Abstract: We present a simple framework that allows us to examine the cross-country exporter productivity gap without accessing confidential firm-level data. This gap depends on the three readily available statistics: the productivity gap between two countries; the export participation rates; and export premia. This gap holds irrespective of the distribution underlying firm productivity and irrespective of the presence of fixed costs. Under specific conditions, allocative efficiency may affect the exporter productivity gap. The empirical analysis globally validates this exercise.

Keywords: International productivity gap; Export premia; Competitiveness; Meta analysis (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: F1 D24 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-bec, nep-eff and nep-int
Date: 2018-12-21
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Journal Article: WHAT'S BEHIND THE FIGURES? QUANTIFYING THE CROSS‐COUNTRY EXPORTER PRODUCTIVITY GAP (2019) Downloads
Working Paper: What's Behind the Figures? Quantifying the Cross-Country Exporter Productivity Gap (2018) Downloads
Working Paper: What's Behind the Figures? Quantifying the Cross-Country Exporter Productivity Gap (2017) Downloads
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