Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/228136
Authors: 
Costa, Stefano
Sallusti, Federico
Vicarelli, Claudio
Zurlo, Davide
Year of Publication: 
2019
Series/Report no.: 
LEM Working Paper Series No. 2019/38
Abstract: 
This paper analyses the potential mismatch between the conditions required for a manufacturing firm to become exporter and the pattern of technology adoption within the industry. The "export threshold", which is estimated using the ROC methodology, is the minimum combination of productivity and "economic size" (a broader measure of firm size) that firms need to achieve in order to access export markets. To consider the pattern of technology adoption we also estimate a "technology line". The relative positioning of the "technology line" and the export threshold generates a new taxonomy of firms allowing for better policies for internationalization.
Subjects: 
ROC analysis
export threshold
technology adoption
extensive margin of exports
JEL: 
F14
L60
L11
O14
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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