Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/146482
Authors: 
Carballo, Jerónimo
Schaur, Georg
Volpe Martincus, Christian
Year of Publication: 
2016
Series/Report no.: 
IDB Working Paper Series IDB-WP-701
Abstract: 
In this paper, we examine an innovative postal export regime that involves both a streamlining of export procedures and provision of intermediation services to investigate how firms' react to changing trade costs and whether and how these firms learn. In so doing, we use a unique dataset that consists of the entire universe of Peru's export transactions over the period 1999-2014 including both regular shipments and postal shipments. We find that the new export mode has been associated with increased and more diversified regional exports, higher entry and exit rates, more export experimentation, and learning both within and across firms.
Subjects: 
Postal Exports
Trade Costs
Experimentation
Learning
Peru
JEL: 
F10
F13
F14
Persistent Identifier of the first edition: 
Creative Commons License: 
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/igo/legalcode
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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