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Title:Exporter performance in the German business services sector: first evidence from the services statistics panel PDF Logo
Authors:Vogel, Alexander
Issue Date:2009
Series/Report no.:University of Lüneburg Working Paper Series in Economics 111
Abstract:A wide range of empirical studies has analysed exporter performance, especially the relationship between exports and productivity in the manufacturing sector. By contrast, a detailed investigation of the services sector has remained largely neglected. To close this gap, this paper focuses on the relationship between exports and several performance characteristics in the German business services sectoraverage wage, productivity, size and turnover profitabilityin order to determine whether export premia and self-selection into export markets exist in the business services sector. To ensure the comparability of the results with those from the manufacturing sector, empirical models used to analyse the manufacturing sector are transferred to investigate the business services.
Subjects:Export premia
self-selection into export markets
business services
JEL:F14
L89
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:Working Paper Series in Economics, Leuphana Universität Lüneburg

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