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Productivity Gains From Exporting: Do Export Destinations Matter?



In this paper, I have examined whether exporters benefit by exporting more, and also whether the productivity benefits from exporting more are heterogeneous across export destinations. I have conducted my own data collection field work and built a unique firm-level panel database of Czech manufacturing firms that includes data on the destinations of exports. I have found that firms do benefit from exporting more. However, my results also show that it is necessary to take into account export markets' heterogeneity. I have found that it is only exporting more to developed countries that brings productivity gains.

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  • Pavel Vacek, 2010. "Productivity Gains From Exporting: Do Export Destinations Matter?," Working Papers IES 2010/18, Charles University Prague, Faculty of Social Sciences, Institute of Economic Studies, revised Aug 2010.
  • Handle: RePEc:fau:wpaper:wp2010_18

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    1. De Loecker, Jan, 2007. "Do exports generate higher productivity? Evidence from Slovenia," Journal of International Economics, Elsevier, vol. 73(1), pages 69-98, September.
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    1. Thanapol Srithanpong, 2015. "Export Destinations and Plant Heterogeneity: Evidence from Thai Manufacturing," Keio-IES Discussion Paper Series 2015-011, Institute for Economics Studies, Keio University.

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    exporting; productivity; spillovers;

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    • F14 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Empirical Studies of Trade

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