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Title:German firms in service trade PDF Logo
Authors:Kelle, Markus
Kleinert, Jörn
Issue Date:2010
Series/Report no.:Economics working paper / Christian-Albrechts-Universität Kiel, Department of Economics 2010,03
Abstract:We provide firm-level evidence concerning four key facts of services trade in Germany. First, not only firms classified as service firms, but also firms from all industries export and import services. Second, service trade patterns are fairly similar to those in goods trade. Most notably, service trade is dominated by a few large firms that serve many countries, sell several service products, and often export and import services. Differences in firms' trade values are result from differences in all three margins of trade. Third, there is a strong concentration of firms on one core market and service. Fourth, the patterns are surprisingly similar for services exports and imports.
Subjects:service trade
firm heterogeneity
intensive and extensive margins of trade
JEL:D21
F14
L80
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:Economics Working Papers, Department of Economics, CAU Kiel

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