Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/24938
Authors: 
Wagner, Joachim
Year of Publication: 
2007
Series/Report no.: 
Papers on entrepreneurship, growth and public policy 1307
Abstract: 
Using unique recently released nationally representative high-quality data at the plant level, this paper presents the first comprehensive evidence on the relationship between productivity and size of the export market for Germany, a leading actor on the world market for manufactured goods. It documents that firms that export to countries inside the euro-zone are more productive than firms that sell their products in Germany only, but less productive than firms that export to countries outside the euro-zone, too. This is in line with the hypothesis that export markets outside the euro-zone have higher entry costs that can only by paid by more productive firms.
Subjects: 
Exports
productivity
micro data
Germany
JEL: 
F14
D21
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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