Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/28241
Authors: 
Braakmann, Nils
Vogel, Alexander
Year of Publication: 
2009
Series/Report no.: 
University of Lüneburg Working Paper Series in Economics 124
Abstract: 
We consider the impact of the 2004 EU-enlargement on enterprise performance and the exporting behavior of German service enterprises in Germany's eastern border region. Our results from regression adjusted difference-in-differences-estimators combined with matching and panel data from official statistics suggest that the EU-enlargement resulted in a decline by circa 1 percent in the turnover and the profitability of large enterprises in the border region, respectively. For small enterprises, we find an annual increase in turnover by 2.7% in both 2004 and 2005 and an annual decrease in profitability by 1.8 and 2.6 percentage points in 2004 and 2005 respectively.
Subjects: 
EU-enlargement
enterprise performance
exports
JEL: 
F15
L80
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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