EconPapers    
Economics at your fingertips  
 

The gender gap in international trade: Female-run firms and the exporter productivity premium

Astrid Krenz

No 368, Center for European, Governance and Economic Development Research Discussion Papers from University of Goettingen, Department of Economics

Abstract: Female-run firms are less likely to be exporters although they exert positive influence in various aspects in an economy and society. With a new and comprehensive data set on manufacturing plants, I investigate the exporter productivity premium of female-run firms in Germany. The results show that female-run firms gain a higher exporter-productivity premium than male-run firms. I find evidence for selection into exporting but no impact for learning from exporting for female-run exporting firms. These results give hint to discrimination barriers that female-run firms face when they are exporting as compared to male-run firm exporters.

Keywords: Gender Inequality; Exporter-Productivity Premium; Germany; Firm Heterogeneity (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: F14 L25 L60 O12 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-bec, nep-eff, nep-eur, nep-gen, nep-int and nep-sbm
Date: 2019
References: View references in EconPapers View complete reference list from CitEc
Citations: Track citations by RSS feed

Downloads: (external link)
https://www.econstor.eu/bitstream/10419/195580/1/166352310X.pdf (application/pdf)

Related works:
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.

Export reference: BibTeX RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan) HTML/Text

Persistent link: https://EconPapers.repec.org/RePEc:zbw:cegedp:368

Access Statistics for this paper

More papers in Center for European, Governance and Economic Development Research Discussion Papers from University of Goettingen, Department of Economics Contact information at EDIRC.
Bibliographic data for series maintained by ZBW - Leibniz Information Centre for Economics ().

 
Page updated 2019-05-25
Handle: RePEc:zbw:cegedp:368