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Plus grandes, plus loin... Performances relatives des firmes exportatrices françaises

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  • Matthieu Crozet

    (PSE - Paris School of Economics - ENPC - École des Ponts ParisTech - ENS Paris - École normale supérieure - Paris - PSL - Université Paris sciences et lettres - UP1 - Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne - CNRS - Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique - EHESS - École des hautes études en sciences sociales - INRAE - Institut National de Recherche pour l’Agriculture, l’Alimentation et l’Environnement, CES - Centre d'économie de la Sorbonne - UP1 - Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne - CNRS - Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, CEPII - Centre d'Etudes Prospectives et d'Informations Internationales - Centre d'analyse stratégique)

  • Isabelle Méjean

    (X-DEP-ECO - Département d'Économie de l'École Polytechnique - X - École polytechnique, CEPR - CEPR - CEPR, CREST - Centre de Recherche en Économie et Statistique - ENSAI - Ecole Nationale de la Statistique et de l'Analyse de l'Information [Bruz] - X - École polytechnique - ENSAE Paris - École Nationale de la Statistique et de l'Administration Économique - CNRS - Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, X - École polytechnique)

  • Soledad Zignago

    (CEPII - Centre d'Etudes Prospectives et d'Informations Internationales - Centre d'analyse stratégique, Centre de recherche de la Banque de France - Banque de France)

Abstract

This article examines the performances of French exporting firms. Using a highly detailed database, we confirm that exporting firms are much bigger, more productive and more profitable than domestic ones. We show that this difference is particularly strong for firms that export to non-EU markets. However, this difference is mainly due to a selection effect: one to two years before starting to export, firms experience a relatively strong productivity growth, but this advantage tends to disappear rapidly.

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  • Matthieu Crozet & Isabelle Méjean & Soledad Zignago, 2011. "Plus grandes, plus loin... Performances relatives des firmes exportatrices françaises," Université Paris1 Panthéon-Sorbonne (Post-Print and Working Papers) hal-00610943, HAL.
  • Handle: RePEc:hal:cesptp:hal-00610943
    DOI: 10.3917/reco.624.0717
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