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dc.contributor.authorKaiser, Ulrichen_US
dc.contributor.authorKongsted, Hans Christianen_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-02-16T14:48:41Z-
dc.date.available2009-02-16T14:48:41Z-
dc.date.issued2004en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/24089-
dc.description.abstractThis paper analyzes the persistence of firms' exporting behavior in a panel of West German manufacturing firms. Dynamic binary choice models allow us to distinguish between true and spurious state dependence in firm performance. Using random effects models as well as a recent fixed effect approach which imposes few restrictions on unobservables, we find robust evidence of state dependence in the current export status of firms. Unobserved permanent firm heterogeneity ("spurious state dependence") is found to be less important than suggested by earlier studies. The existence of true state dependence in exports has direct economic policy implications: if policy successfully turns non-exporters into exporters, the effect is likely to be lasting.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisher|aZentrum für Europäische Wirtschaftsforschung (ZEW) |cMannheim-
dc.relation.ispartofseries|aZEW Discussion Papers |x04-81en_US
dc.subject.jelD21en_US
dc.subject.jelC23en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordstate dependenceen_US
dc.subject.keywordexport activityen_US
dc.subject.keyworddynamic binary choice modelsen_US
dc.subject.stwExportindustrieen_US
dc.subject.stwStaatliche Einflussnahmeen_US
dc.subject.stwDeutschlanden_US
dc.titleTrue Versus Spurious State Dependence in Firm Performance: The Case of West German Exportsen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn477274439en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
dc.identifier.repecRePEc:zbw:zewdip:2886-

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