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Learning by Exporting: Evidence from India

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  • Gupta, Apoorva

    ()
    (National Institute of Public Finance and Policy)

  • Patnaik, Ila

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    (National Institute of Public Finance and Policy)

  • Shah, Ajay

    ()
    (National Institute of Public Finance and Policy)

Abstract

The empirical evidence on learning by exporting is mixed. In this paper, we examine whether productivity growth among Indian exporters is higher than that of non-exporters. After controlling for self-selection into exporting, we do not find evidence for learning by exporting in a panel of manufacturing firms. There is also no evidence of heterogeneity in learning by exporting with regard to age, size, or productivity. The study finds that exporters grow bigger at a significantly higher rate than their domestic counterparts. But the growth in size does not appear to translate into growth in productivity after entry into foreign markets. Instead, exporters exhibit a boost in productivity 1 year prior to entering export markets.

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Paper provided by Asian Development Bank in its series Working Papers on Regional Economic Integration with number 119.

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Length: 40 pages
Date of creation: 01 Aug 2013
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Handle: RePEc:ris:adbrei:0119

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Keywords: Exports; self-selection; learning by exporting (LBE); firm productivity;

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  1. Xavier Meschi, 2005. "Apprentissage d’expériences des partenaires et survie des coentreprises," Revue Finance Contrôle Stratégie, revues.org, vol. 8(4), pages 121-152, December.

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