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

  • Wagner, Joachim

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.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Economics Letters.

Volume (Year): 77 (2002)
Issue (Month): 2 (October)
Pages: 287-292

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Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolet:v:77:y:2002:i:2:p:287-292
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  1. Bernard, A. & Wagner, J., 1996. "Exports and Success in German Manufacturing," Working papers 96-10, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Department of Economics.
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