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Agglomeration and the Export Decision of French Firms

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  • Pamina Koenig

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This paper investigates whether export spillovers influence the export behavior of French manufacturers.I use a database containing export flows by firm and importing country between 1986 and1992. The decision to start exporting to a country is estimated using a Logit model, controlling forspecific characteristics of firms, places, and countries. The identification of export spillovers allowsthe effect to be industry and destination specific, and the spillovers to be computed at a very disaggregatedgeographical level. Results show evidence that the pool of local exporters affect positivelythe decision to start exporting to a country. These effects are clearly destination-specific, and appearmostly within industries than with overall exporting activity.

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Paper provided by Center for Research in Economics and Statistics in its series Working Papers with number 2005-02.

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Date of creation: 2005
Handle: RePEc:crs:wpaper:2005-02
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