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Exports and Firm Characteristics – First Evidence from Fractional Probit Panel Estimates

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  • Joachim Wagner

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    (Institute of Economics, Leuphana University of Lüneburg)

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Using recently released nationally representative data and a new estimator for fractional probit panel models, this paper reconsiders the relationship between the fraction of exports in total sales and firm characteristics in West and East German manufacturing. Controlling for unobserved firm characteristics no impact of human capital and R&D intensity on export performance is found, while firm size is positively related to exporting in West Germany only.

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Paper provided by University of Lüneburg, Institute of Economics in its series Working Paper Series in Economics with number 97.

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Length: 18 pages
Date of creation: Aug 2008
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Handle: RePEc:lue:wpaper:97

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Keywords: Exports; firm characteristics; fractional probit panel model; Germany;

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  1. Papke, Leslie E. & Wooldridge, Jeffrey M., 2008. "Panel data methods for fractional response variables with an application to test pass rates," Journal of Econometrics, Elsevier, vol. 145(1-2), pages 121-133, July.
  2. Joachim Wagner, 2003. "Unobserved firm heterogeneity and the size-exports nexus: Evidence from German panel data," Review of World Economics (Weltwirtschaftliches Archiv), Springer, vol. 139(1), pages 161-172, March.
  3. Papke, Leslie E & Wooldridge, Jeffrey M, 1996. "Econometric Methods for Fractional Response Variables with an Application to 401(K) Plan Participation Rates," Journal of Applied Econometrics, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., vol. 11(6), pages 619-32, Nov.-Dec..
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