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A new perspective on the exporter productivity premium: online trade

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  • Néstor Duch-Brown
  • Bertin Martens

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We use a unique firm-level data set including 9000 companies from 26 European Union countries covering four different sectors to take a close look at the relationship between online exports and productivity. The online exporter productivity premium is estimated using different techniques (ordinary least squares, quantile regressions and robust estimation). Results consistently indicate that the estimated online exporter productivity premium is statistically different from zero, positive and significant from an economic point of view. European online exporters, according to these results, are approximately 2% more productive than non-online exporters. Productivity differences between firms could be related to variables that are not included in the empirical model. More research would be needed to address this issue in the future.

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  • Néstor Duch-Brown & Bertin Martens, 2018. "A new perspective on the exporter productivity premium: online trade," Applied Economics Letters, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 25(14), pages 989-993, August.
  • Handle: RePEc:taf:apeclt:v:25:y:2018:i:14:p:989-993
    DOI: 10.1080/13504851.2017.1391988
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    1. Wanda Dugiel & Ewa Latoszek, 2018. "Electronic Trade in the World Trade Organization - Difficulties in Negotiating an Agreement?," The International Journal of Economic Behavior - IJEB, Faculty of Business and Administration, University of Bucharest, vol. 8(1), pages 133-143.

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