Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/215649
Authors: 
Reinecke, Antonia
Schmerer, Hans-Jörg
Year of Publication: 
2017
Series/Report no.: 
CEAMeS Discussion Paper 7/2017
Abstract: 
This paper investigates the role of local governments' efficiency on exports in China. We argue that firms located in provinces characterized by high governmental efficiency export more due to a positive productivity effect that lowers transaction costs. The analysis builds on NBS firm-level data that covers a representative sample of Chinese establishments. We find a positive correlation between provincial governments efficiency and Chinese firm's exports. Moreover, we are able to show that the positive link between firm size and exports is magnified by governmental fficiency. Larger firms export more and this relationship is much stronger in provinces with more efficient provincial governments.
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Working Paper

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