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Entry and Exit in International Markets: Evidence from Chilean Data

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  • Roberto Alvarez
  • Ricardo A. López

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Several studies examine the patterns and determinants of entry and exit in manufacturing industries. Not much work exists on entry and exit in international markets. This paper uses Chilean data to analyze the industry-level determinants of entry and exit in export markets. First, we show as stylized facts that entry and exit rates differ across industries, vary over time, and are positively correlated. Then, we study the main determinants of these patterns. Our econometric analysis shows that within-industry heterogeneity, measured by differences in productivity or other firm characteristics, has a significant effect on plant turnover in international markets. Our findings reveal that trade costs, factor intensities, and fluctuations in the real exchange rate play a minor role explaining entry and exit. This last result is consistent with hysteresis in international markets. Copyright � 2008 The Authors; Journal compilation � Blackwell Publishing Ltd 2008.

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Volume (Year): 16 (2008)
Issue (Month): 4 (09)
Pages: 692-708

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