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German multiple-product, multiple-destination exporters: Bernard-Redding-Schott under test

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  • Joachim Wagner

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    (Leuphana University Lueneburg)

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Export is dominated by enterprises that trade more than one good with customers in more than one destination country. Germany, one of the leading actors on the world market for goods, is a case in point. Theoretical models of multiple-product, multiple-destination exporters that can guide empirical research of their production and export decisions are still rare. Recently, Bernard, Redding and Schott (QJE 2011) published a general equilibrium model that serves this purpose and find support for many of its implications in U. S. trade data. This note uses newly available transaction-level data for German manufacturing firms for an empirical test of implications of this model. Results are strikingly similar to findings reported for the United States.

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Volume (Year): 32 (2012)
Issue (Month): 2 ()
Pages: 1708-1714

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Handle: RePEc:ebl:ecbull:eb-12-00427

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Keywords: multi-product exporters; multi-country exporters; Germany;

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  1. Joachim Wagner, 2013. "The Role of extensive margins of exports in The Great Export Recovery in Germany, 2009/2010," Working Paper Series in Economics, University of Lüneburg, Institute of Economics 266, University of Lüneburg, Institute of Economics.
  2. João Amador & Luca Opromolla, 2013. "Product and destination mix in export markets," Review of World Economics (Weltwirtschaftliches Archiv), Springer, Springer, vol. 149(1), pages 23-53, March.
  3. Joachim Wagner, 2012. "Productivity and the extensive margins of trade in German manufacturing firms: Evidence from a non-parametric test," Economics Bulletin, AccessEcon, vol. 32(4), pages 3061-3070.

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