Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/89296
Authors: 
Serti, Francesco
Tomasi, Chiara
Year of Publication: 
2007
Series/Report no.: 
LEM Working Paper Series 2007/20
Abstract: 
Our paper adds empirical evidence on the causal effects of exporting on firms' performances. Using a rich database on Italian manufacturing firms, we test the self-selection and the post-entry effects hypotheses with respect to various firms' characteristics. Our analysis supports the idea that the superior performance of the exporters is due not only to a market selection mechanism, but also to efficiency improvements following the export activity. We find heterogeneous post entry effects with respect to characteristics as geographical location, size and sector. To test the post entry hypothesis we implement the propensity score matching and Differences in Differences techniques.
Subjects: 
Self selection
Post-entry effects
Export
Matching
JEL: 
D24
F14
O31
Document Type: 
Working Paper

Files in This Item:
File
Size
330.51 kB





Items in EconStor are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.