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Export Growth and Firm Survival

  • Julian Emami Namini

    (Erasmus University Rotterdam and Centro Studi Luca d\'Agliano)

  • Giovanni Facchini

    (University of Nottingham, University of Milan, Centro Studi Luca d’Agliano, CEPR and CES–Ifo)

  • Ricardo A. López

    (Brandeis University)

This paper uses plant–level data from Chile to show that an increase in sector–wide exports decreases the survival probability of exporters, but not that of non–exporters. We argue that this result can be explained by the fact that exporters and non-exporters use factors of production in different intensities.

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Paper provided by Centro Studi Luca d'Agliano, University of Milano in its series Development Working Papers with number 350.

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Date of creation: 24 Apr 2013
Date of revision: 24 Apr 2013
Handle: RePEc:csl:devewp:350
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