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The causal effects of exports on firm size and labor productivity: first evidence from a matching approach

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  • Wagner, Joachim

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This paper uses a large plant level panel data set from Germany and a matching approach to look for causal effects of starting to export on plant performance. We find positive effects on growth of employment, labor productivity, and wages. -- Dieses Diskussionspapier untersucht, welche Effekte der Exportstart auf die Performance von Betrieben hat. Es legt einen Matching-Ansatz zugrunde. Datenbasis ist ein großes deutsches Betriebspanel. Es werden positive Auswirkungen des Exportstarts auf Beschäftigung, Arbeitsproduktivität und Löhne nachgewiesen.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Economics Letters.

Volume (Year): 77 (2002)
Issue (Month): 2 (October)
Pages: 287-292

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Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolet:v:77:y:2002:i:2:p:287-292

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