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Export Intensity and Plant Characteristics: What Can We Learn from Quantile Regression?

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  • Joachim Wagner

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Using quantile regression and a rich cross section data set for German manufacturing plants this paper documents that the impact of plant characteristics on export activities varies along the conditional size distribution of the export/sales ratio. --

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Article provided by Springer in its journal Review of World Economics.

Volume (Year): 142 (2006)
Issue (Month): 1 (April)
Pages: 195-203

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Handle: RePEc:spr:weltar:v:142:y:2006:i:1:p:195-203

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Keywords: Exports; quantile regression; heterogeneous firms;

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  1. Martyn Andrews & Lutz Bellmann & Thorsten Schank & Richard Upward, 2012. "Foreign-owned plants and job security," Review of World Economics (Weltwirtschaftliches Archiv), Springer, vol. 148(1), pages 89-117, April.
  2. Joachim Wagner, 2006. "International Firm Activities and Innovation: Evidence from Knowledge Production Functions for German Firms," Papers on Entrepreneurship, Growth and Public Policy 2006-15, Max Planck Institute of Economics, Entrepreneurship, Growth and Public Policy Group.
  3. ITO Banri & TANAKA Ayumu, 2013. "Open Innovation, Productivity, and Export: Evidence from Japanese firms," Discussion papers 13006, Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry (RIETI).

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