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Local Export spillovers in France

  • Pamina Koenig


    (EEP-PSE - Ecole d'Économie de Paris - Paris School of Economics)

  • Florian Mayneris


    (EEP-PSE - Ecole d'Économie de Paris - Paris School of Economics)

  • Sandra Poncet


    (CES - Centre d'économie de la Sorbonne - UP1 - Université Panthéon-Sorbonne - CNRS, EEP-PSE - Ecole d'Économie de Paris - Paris School of Economics)

This paper investigates the presence of local export spillovers on both the extensive (the decision to start exporting) and the intensive (the export volume) margins of trade, using data on French individual export flows, at the product-level and by destination country, between 1998 and 2003. We investigate whether the individual decision to start exporting and exported volume are influenced by the presence of nearby product and/or destination specific exporters, using a gravity-type equation estimated at the firm-level. Spillovers are considered at a fine geographical level corresponding to employment areas (348 in France). We control for the new economic geography-type selection of firms into agglomerated areas, and for the local price effects of firms agglomeration.

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Date of creation: 2010
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Publication status: Published in European Economic Review, Elsevier, 2010, 54, pp.622-641. <10.1016/j.euroecorev.2009.12.001>
Handle: RePEc:hal:cesptp:hal-00633782
DOI: 10.1016/j.euroecorev.2009.12.001
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