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Entry Costs & Increasing Trade

William Lincoln () and Andrew McCallum ()

No wp1024, William Davidson Institute Working Papers Series from William Davidson Institute at the University of Michigan

Abstract: Using confidential microdata from the US Census, we find that the fraction of manufacturing plants that export rose from 21% in 1987 to 39% in 2006. It has been suggested that similar trends in other countries may have been caused by declining costs of entering foreign markets. Our study tests this hypothesis for the first time. Both reduced form and structural estimation approaches find little evidence that the entry costs declined significantly in the US over this period. We instead argue that changes in other factors that determine export status are sufficient to explain these trends.

Keywords: globalization; international trade; export; entry; exit; heterogeneous firms; trade cost; technical barriers to trade (TBT); bayesian monte carlo markov chain (MCMC) (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: C11 C25 D21 D22 F10 F14 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: pages
Date: 2011-11-01
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