Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/24877
Authors: 
Girma, Sourafel
Görg, Holger
Wagner, Joachim
Year of Publication: 
2009
Series/Report no.: 
Kiel working paper 1481
Abstract: 
We use newly available representative panel data for manufacturing enterprises in West and East Germany to investigate the link between production-related subsidies and exports. We document that only a small fraction of enterprises is subsidized, and that exports and subsidies are positively related. Using a matching approach to investigate the causal effect of subsidies on export activities we find no impact of subsidies on the probability to start exporting, and only weak evidence for an impact of subsidies on the share of exports in total sales in West Germany but no evidence in East Germany.
Subjects: 
Subsidies
export
Germany
enterprise panel data
JEL: 
F13
F14
H29
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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