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Do sunk exporting costs differ among markets? Evidence from Spanish manufacturing firms

  • Blanes-Cristóbal, José Vicente
  • Dovis, Marion
  • Milgram-Baleix, Juliette
  • Moro-Egido, Ana I.

We test whether sunk exporting costs differ among markets. Our results confirm that during 1990-2002, sunk exporting costs were relevant for Spanish firms, and differed depending on the destination market. Besides, the costs to enter/re-enter were higher in developed markets.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Economics Letters.

Volume (Year): 101 (2008)
Issue (Month): 2 (November)
Pages: 110-112

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