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Learning by Exporting: Do Firm Characteristics Matter? Evidence from Argentinian Panel Data

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  • Facundo Albornoz
  • Marco Ercolani

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We identify characteristics that affect firms' ability to learn from their export activities. Our analysis is based on a panel of Argentinian firms spanning 1992-2001 and we employ Granger causality tests, propensity score matching techniques and GMM regressions. The characteristics we find to be important are: foreign ownership, intensive use of imported inputs, a skilled workforce and small firm size. Finally, firms that are new to exporting seem to experience particularly high productivity gains but begin enjoying them before entering into the export market.

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Paper provided by Department of Economics, University of Birmingham in its series Discussion Papers with number 07-17.

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Length: 24 pages
Date of creation: Sep 2007
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Handle: RePEc:bir:birmec:07-17

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Keywords: Exporting; Learning by Exporting; Productivity; Absorptive Capacity; Argentina;

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Cited by:
  1. F. Albornoz, M. Kugler, 2008. "Exporting Spillovers: Firm-Level Evidence from Argentina," Working Papers eg0057, Wilfrid Laurier University, Department of Economics, revised 2008.
  2. Facundo Albornoz & Matthew A Cole & Robert J R Elliott & Marco G Ercolani, 2008. "In Search of Environmental Spillovers," Discussion Papers 08-03, Department of Economics, University of Birmingham.
  3. Jaan Masso & Priit Vahter, 2011. "Exporting And Productivity: The Effects Of Multi-Market And Multi-Product Export Entry," University of Tartu - Faculty of Economics and Business Administration Working Paper Series 83, Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, University of Tartu (Estonia).

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