Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/19291
Authors: 
Wagner, Joachim
Year of Publication: 
2005
Series/Report no.: 
HWWA Discussion Paper 319
Abstract: 
While the role of exports in promoting growth in general, and productivity in particular, has been investigated empirically using aggregate data for countries and industries for a long time, only recently have comprehensive longitudinal data at the firm level been used to look at the extent and causes of productivity differentials between exporters and their counterparts which sell on the domestic market only. This paper surveys the empirical strategies applied, and the results produced, in 45 microeconometric studies with data from 33 countries that were published between 1995 and 2004. Details aside, exporters are found to be more productive than non-exporters, and the more productive firms self-select into export markets, while exporting does not necessarily improve productivity.
Subjects: 
Exports
productivity
literature survey
micro data
JEL: 
D21
F14
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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