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The Great Export Recovery in German Manufacturing Industries, 2009/2010

  • Joachim Wagner

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    (Leuphana University Lueneburg, Germany)

This paper uses comprehensive high-quality panel data from official statistics for exporting enterprises to investigate the micro-structure of the recent export recovery in 2010 in manufacturing industries in Germany after the great recession of 2008/2009. Almost all of the increase in exports was due to positive changes of exports in firms that continue to export (i. e. at the so-called intensive margin) while the increase of exports due to export starters (at the so-called extensive margin) was tiny. It is shown that very large firms played a decisive role in shaping the export recovery. These findings are remarkably symmetric to the results from an analysis of the great export collapse of 2008/09.

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Volume (Year): 64 (2013)
Issue (Month): 3 ()
Pages: 325-340

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