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Exports and Productivity: Comparable Evidence for 14 Countries

Roberto Alvarez (), Martin Andersson (), Flora Bellone (), Loren Brandt (), Davide Castellani (), Joze Damijan (), Jose C. Fariñas (), Ana Fernandes, Helmut Fryges, Holger Görg (), Sir David Greenaway (), Stefanie Haller, Alberto Isgut, Liza Jabbour, Patricio Jaramillo (), Sara Johansson, Rasmus Jørgensen, Ulrich Kaiser, Richard Kneller (), Crt Kostevc (), Ricardo López, Juan A. Mañez, Ana Martin, Patrick Musso (), Mirabelle Muûls (), Lionel Nesta (), Leonhard Pertl, Mauro Pisu, Sašo Polanec (), Maria Engracia Rochina Barrachina, Frances Ruane (), Juan A. Sanchis Llopis (), Stefano Schiavo, Francesco Serti (), Chiara Tomasi (), Johannes Van Biesebroeck (), Joachim Wagner (), Antonello Zanfei () and Yifan Zhang ()

No 2007-11, CIE Discussion Papers from University of Copenhagen. Department of Economics. Centre for Industrial Economics

Abstract: We use comparable micro level panel data for 14 countries and a set of identically specified empirical models to investigate the relationship between exports and productivity. Our overall results are in line with the big picture that is by now familiar from the literature: Exporters are more productive than non-exporters when observed and unobserved heterogeneity are controlled for, and these exporter productivity premia tend to increase with the share of exports in total sales; there is strong evidence in favour of self-selection of more productive firms into export markets, but nearly no evidence in favour of the learning-by-exporting hypothesis. We document that the exporter premia differ considerably across countries in identically specified empirical models. In a meta-analysis of our results we find that countries that are more open and have more effective government report higher productivity premia. However, the level of development per se does not appear to be an explanation for the observed cross-country differences.

Keywords: exports; productivity; micro data; international comparison (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: F14 D21 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2007-11
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