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Title:Productivity and size of the export market evidence for West and East German plants, 2004 PDF Logo
Authors:Wagner, Joachim
Issue Date:2007
Series/Report no.:Papers on entrepreneurship, growth and public policy 1307
Abstract:Using unique recently released nationally representative high-quality data at the plant level, this paper presents the first comprehensive evidence on the relationship between productivity and size of the export market for Germany, a leading actor on the world market for manufactured goods. It documents that firms that export to countries inside the euro-zone are more productive than firms that sell their products in Germany only, but less productive than firms that export to countries outside the euro-zone, too. This is in line with the hypothesis that export markets outside the euro-zone have higher entry costs that can only by paid by more productive firms.
Subjects:Exports
productivity
micro data
Germany
JEL:F14
D21
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:Discussion Papers on Entrepreneurship, Growth and Public Policy, MPI für Ökonomik

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