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Export Spillovers: Opening the Black Box

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  • Eliane Choquette
  • Philipp Meinen

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type="main" xml:id="twec12225-abs-0001"> This paper studies the importance of export spillovers in a firm's decision to enter specific export markets and extends the current state of the literature by assessing different mechanisms through which they may occur, namely (i) labour movement, (ii) intra-industry spillovers and (iii) inter-industry linkages. We do so by exploiting a unique data set covering the universe of manufacturing firms in Denmark for the period 1995–2006 which combines transaction-level export data, firm accounting data, employer–employee linked data and information from yearly input–output tables. We corroborate the literature on export spillovers by presenting robust evidence of destination-specific export spillovers. The results suggest that labour mobility as well as intra- and inter-industry linkages (backward linkages) are important channels for export spillovers, while presenting heterogeneous effects across firms of different size and export markets.

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  • Eliane Choquette & Philipp Meinen, 2015. "Export Spillovers: Opening the Black Box," The World Economy, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 38(12), pages 1912-1946, December.
  • Handle: RePEc:bla:worlde:v:38:y:2015:i:12:p:1912-1946
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    1. Magnus Lodefalk, 2016. "Temporary expats for exports: micro-level evidence," Review of World Economics (Weltwirtschaftliches Archiv), Springer;Institut für Weltwirtschaft (Kiel Institute for the World Economy), vol. 152(4), pages 733-772, November.
    2. Jaan Masso & Priit Vahter, 2016. "Knowledge Transfer From Multinationals Through Labour Mobility: Learning From Export Experience," University of Tartu - Faculty of Economics and Business Administration Working Paper Series 99, Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, University of Tartu (Estonia).
    3. Federico Ciliberto & Ina C. Jäkel, 2017. "Superstar Exporters: An Empirical Investigation of Strategic Interactions in Danish Export Market," Economics Working Papers 2017-09, Department of Economics and Business Economics, Aarhus University.
    4. Bisztray, Márta & Koren, Miklós & Szeidl, Adam, 2018. "Learning to import from your peers," Journal of International Economics, Elsevier, vol. 115(C), pages 242-258.
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    7. Youngho Kang, 2016. "Is agglomeration a free lunch for new exporters? Evidence from Chile," The Annals of Regional Science, Springer;Western Regional Science Association, vol. 57(1), pages 195-222, July.

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