EconPapers    
Economics at your fingertips  
 

On the micro-structure of the German export boom: Evidence from establishment panel data, 1995 - 2002

Joachim Wagner ()

No 249, HWWA Discussion Papers from Hamburg Institute of International Economics (HWWA)

Abstract: This paper uses an unbalanced panel data set for exporting firms from manufacturing industries in one German federal state, Lower Saxony, to investigate the micro-structure of the recent export boom. Looking at data for 1995/96 to 2001/02 it is demonstrated that a considerable number of plants starts and stops exporting in each year, but that most of the export dynamics is due to positive and negative changes of exports in plants that continue to export. A small fraction made of four to five percent of all exporting plants is responsible for around 70 to 80 percent of the gross increase in exports. Firms with expanding and contracting exports are found simultaneously in all broad sectors, technology classes and firm size classes. Patterns of export behavior differ widely between the plants over the periods investigated.

Keywords: Exports; business cycle; establishment panel data (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: F14 E32 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2003
References: View references in EconPapers View complete reference list from CitEc
Citations: View citations in EconPapers (2) Track citations by RSS feed

Downloads: (external link)
https://www.econstor.eu/bitstream/10419/19221/1/249.pdf (application/pdf)

Related works:
Working Paper: On the Micro-Structure of the German Export Boom: Evidence from Establishment Panel Data, 1995 - 2002 (2003) Downloads
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:hwwadp:26134

Access Statistics for this paper

More papers in HWWA Discussion Papers from Hamburg Institute of International Economics (HWWA) Contact information at EDIRC.
Bibliographic data for series maintained by ZBW - Leibniz Information Centre for Economics ().

 
Page updated 2020-01-08
Handle: RePEc:zbw:hwwadp:26134