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dc.contributor.authorVoicu, Alexandruen_US
dc.date.accessioned2008-11-11en_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-07-07T11:55:48Z-
dc.date.available2010-07-07T11:55:48Z-
dc.date.issued2008en_US
dc.identifier.piurn:nbn:de:101:1-20081126821en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/35726-
dc.description.abstractWe use panel data on Mexican manufacturing plants to study the dynamics of plant-level exporting activity at both the extensive and the intensive margins and the connection between exporting dynamics and plant-level total factor productivity growth. We find that exporting activity has a ladder structure. Most entries and exits take place at the bottom of the ladder and account for a small share of gross, industry-level changes in exports, employment, output, and productivity. The dynamics at the intensive margin is intense and heterogeneous. Plant mobility across deciles of export distribution has an inverted J-shape, top exporters being least likely to experience significant changes in their relative position. Simultaneously, similar shares of plants gradually move up and down the export ladder and changes in plants' relative position in the distribution of exports are positively correlated with changes in total factor productivity. Our results suggest that plants face not only fixed costs of entry, but also pre-entry uncertainty about conditions in the foreign markets and post-entry convex costs of adjusting their exporting activity and, as a result, a significant share of the productivity gains from trade accrues long after entry, when plants become large exporters.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherIZA Bonnen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesIZA discussion papers 3807en_US
dc.subject.jelC13en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordNAFTAen_US
dc.subject.keywordtrade liberalizationen_US
dc.subject.keywordproductivityen_US
dc.subject.keywordheterogeneity of plant-level performanceen_US
dc.subject.stwExportindustrieen_US
dc.subject.stwProduktivitäten_US
dc.subject.stwUnternehmensentwicklungen_US
dc.subject.stwMarkteintritten_US
dc.subject.stwAußenhandelsliberalisierungen_US
dc.subject.stwMexikoen_US
dc.subject.stwNAFTA-Staatenen_US
dc.titleAdding rungs to the exporting ladder: plant-level exporting dynamics and total factor productivity growthen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn584698186en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
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