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Firm-Productivity and Export under Non-Constant Marginal Costs

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  • Arijit Mukherjee

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Recent theoretical research shows that exporters are more productive than nonexporters. We show that this result holds almost trivially for the case of constant marginal cost of production, as mainly assumed in the literature, but it may not hold true if the marginal cost is not constant. Our result provides a simple explanation for recent empirical evidence showing exporters are less productive than non-exporters.

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  • Arijit Mukherjee, 2016. "Firm-Productivity and Export under Non-Constant Marginal Costs," CESifo Working Paper Series 5770, CESifo Group Munich.
  • Handle: RePEc:ces:ceswps:_5770
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    1. Joachim Wagner, 2013. "Are low-productive exporters marginal exporters? Evidence from Germany," Economics Bulletin, AccessEcon, vol. 33(1), pages 467-481.
    2. JaeBin Ahn & Alexander McQuoid, 2013. "Capacity Constrained Exporters: Micro Evidence and Macro Implications," Working Papers 1301, Florida International University, Department of Economics.
    3. Vannoorenberghe, G., 2012. "Firm-level volatility and exports," Journal of International Economics, Elsevier, vol. 86(1), pages 57-67.
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    Keywords

    export; non-constant marginal cost of production; productivity;

    JEL classification:

    • F10 - International Economics - - Trade - - - General
    • F12 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Models of Trade with Imperfect Competition and Scale Economies; Fragmentation

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