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Why more West than East German firms export

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  • Joachim Wagner

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    (University of Lueneburg, Institute of Economics; Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA), Bonn; Max Planck Institute of Economics, Jena)

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Using unique new data and a recently introduced non-linear decomposition technique this paper shows that the huge difference in the propensity to export between West and East German plants is to a large part due to differences in firm size and human capital intensity.

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Paper provided by Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena, Max-Planck-Institute of Economics in its series Jena Economic Research Papers with number 2007-027.

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Date of creation: 02 Feb 2007
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Handle: RePEc:jrp:jrpwrp:2007-027

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Keywords: Exports; micro data; West Germany; East Germany;

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  1. Joachim Wagner & Thorsten Schank & Claus Schnabel & John T. Addison, 2006. "Works Councils, Labor Productivity and Plant Heterogeneity: First Evidence from Quantile Regressions," GEMF Working Papers 2006-03, GEMF - Faculdade de Economia, Universidade de Coimbra.
  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.
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  1. Sabine Engelmann & Michaela Fuchs, 2008. "Bestimmungsfaktoren der Unterschiede einzelbetrieblicher Exportaktivitäten in Ost- und Westdeutschland," ifo Dresden berichtet, Ifo Institute for Economic Research at the University of Munich, vol. 15(01), pages 21-32, 02.
  2. Joachim Wagner, 2008. "A note on why more West than East German firms export," International Economics and Economic Policy, Springer, vol. 5(4), pages 363-370, December.
  3. Joachim Wagner, 2008. "Joachim Wagner Leuphana Universität Lüneburg, e-mail: wagner@leuphana.de Exportaktivitäten und Rendite in niedersächsischen Industrieunternehmen," Working Paper Series in Economics 95, University of Lüneburg, Institute of Economics.

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