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The causal effects of exports on firm size and labor productivity: First evidence from a matching approach

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  • Wagner, Joachim

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This paper uses a large plant level panel data set from Germany and a matching approach to look for causal effects of starting to export on plant performance. We find positive effects on growth of employment, labor productivity, and wages. -- Dieses Diskussionspapier untersucht, welche Effekte der Exportstart auf die Performance von Betrieben hat. Es legt einen Matching-Ansatz zugrunde. Datenbasis ist ein großes deutsches Betriebspanel. Es werden positive Auswirkungen des Exportstarts auf Beschäftigung, Arbeitsproduktivität und Löhne nachgewiesen.

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Paper provided by Hamburg Institute of International Economics (HWWA) in its series HWWA Discussion Papers with number 155.

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Date of creation: 2001
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Handle: RePEc:zbw:hwwadp:26189

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Keywords: Exports; causal effects; firm performance; matching approach;

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