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Export Intensity and Plant Characteristics: What Can We Learn from Quantile Regression?

  • Joachim Wagner

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Using quantile regression and a rich cross section data set for German manufacturing plants this paper documents that the impact of plant characteristics on export activities varies along the conditional size distribution of the export/sales ratio.

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Article provided by Springer in its journal Review of World Economics.

Volume (Year): 142 (2006)
Issue (Month): 1 (April)
Pages: 195-203

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Handle: RePEc:spr:weltar:v:142:y:2006:i:1:p:195-203
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  1. Wagner, Joachim, 2001. "The causal effects of exports on firm size and labor productivity: First evidence from a matching approach," HWWA Discussion Papers 155, Hamburg Institute of International Economics (HWWA).
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