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dc.contributor.authorKasahara, Hiroyukien_US
dc.contributor.authorLapham, Beverlyen_US
dc.date.accessioned2008-03-06en_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-07-28T08:30:00Z-
dc.date.available2009-07-28T08:30:00Z-
dc.date.issued2008en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/26285-
dc.description.abstractThis paper develops an open economy model with heterogeneous final goods producers who simultaneously choose whether to export their goods and whether to use imported intermediates. The model highlights mechanisms whereby import policies affect aggregate productivity, resource allocation, and industry export activity along both the extensive and intensive margins. Using the theoretical model, we develop and estimate a structural empirical model that incorporates heterogeneity in productivity and shipping costs using Chilean plant-level data for a set of manufacturing industries. The estimated model is consistent with the key features of the data regarding productivity, exporting, and importing. We perform a variety of counterfactual experiments to assess quantitatively the positive and normative effects of barriers to trade in import and export markets. These experiments suggest that there are substantial aggregate productivity and welfare gains due to trade. Furthermore, because of import and export complementarities, policies which inhibit the importation of foreign intermediates can have a large adverse effect on the exportation of final goods.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherCESifo Münchenen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesCESifo working paper 2240en_US
dc.subject.jelO40en_US
dc.subject.jelF12en_US
dc.subject.jelE23en_US
dc.subject.jelC23en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordexportingen_US
dc.subject.keywordimportingen_US
dc.subject.keywordfirm heterogeneityen_US
dc.subject.keywordaggregate productivityen_US
dc.subject.keywordresource allocationen_US
dc.subject.stwExportindustrieen_US
dc.subject.stwVorprodukten_US
dc.subject.stwImporten_US
dc.subject.stwImportbeschränkungen_US
dc.subject.stwWirtschaftspolitische Wirkungsanalyseen_US
dc.subject.stwProduktivitäten_US
dc.subject.stwAußenhandelseffekten_US
dc.subject.stwTheorieen_US
dc.subject.stwChileen_US
dc.titleProductivity and the decision to import and export: theory and evidenceen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn559514182en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
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