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Indirect exporters

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  • Fergal Mccann

    () (UP1 UFR02 - Université Panthéon-Sorbonne - UFR d'Économie - UP1 - Université Panthéon-Sorbonne, PSE - Paris School of Economics)

Abstract

Indirect Exporters are de fined as firms exporting through a trade intermediary. Despite numerous recent appearances in theoretical work, empirical evidence comparing these firms to uniquely domestic fi rms and Direct Exporters does not exist. I show that in Eastern Europe these firms do, as predicted by the theoretical literature, lie between domestic firms and Direct Exporters for a range of performance measures. The "Direct Exporter premium" is the more robust finding, while certain ambiguity surrounding the productivity gap between Indirect Exporters and Domestic firms indicates that these two groups may not be as signi cantly di fferent.

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  • Fergal Mccann, 2010. "Indirect exporters," PSE - G-MOND WORKING PAPERS halshs-00963335, HAL.
  • Handle: RePEc:hal:gmonwp:halshs-00963335
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    1. Ronald B. Davies & Tine Jeppesen, 2012. "Export mode, Trade Costs, and Productivity Sorting," Working Papers 201225, School of Economics, University College Dublin.
    2. Crozet, Matthieu & Lalanne, Guy & Poncet, Sandra, 2013. "Wholesalers in international trade," European Economic Review, Elsevier, vol. 58(C), pages 1-17.
    3. Marco Grazzi & Chiara Tomasi, 2016. "Indirect exporters and importers," Review of World Economics (Weltwirtschaftliches Archiv), Springer;Institut für Weltwirtschaft (Kiel Institute for the World Economy), vol. 152(2), pages 251-281, May.
    4. Jennifer Abel-Koch, 2013. "Who Uses Intermediaries in International Trade? Evidence from Firm-level Survey Data," The World Economy, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 36(8), pages 1041-1064, August.
    5. repec:bla:worlde:v:40:y:2017:i:7:p:1381-1404 is not listed on IDEAS
    6. Ahn, JaeBin & Khandelwal, Amit K. & Wei, Shang-Jin, 2011. "The role of intermediaries in facilitating trade," Journal of International Economics, Elsevier, vol. 84(1), pages 73-85, May.
    7. Marco Grazzi & Chiara Tomasi, 2014. "Productivity Sorting and Mode of Export," LEM Papers Series 2014/25, Laboratory of Economics and Management (LEM), Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies, Pisa, Italy.
    8. repec:bla:pacecr:v:22:y:2017:i:1:p:123-143 is not listed on IDEAS
    9. Jackie M.L. Chan, 2015. "Trade Intermediation, Financial Frictions, and the Gains from Trade," Discussion Papers 15-009, Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research.
    10. Ronald Davies & Tine Jeppesen, 2015. "Export mode, firm heterogeneity, and source country characteristics," Review of World Economics (Weltwirtschaftliches Archiv), Springer;Institut für Weltwirtschaft (Kiel Institute for the World Economy), vol. 151(2), pages 169-195, May.
    11. repec:bla:ecinqu:v:55:y:2017:i:2:p:778-793 is not listed on IDEAS

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    Keywords

    Firm exporting;

    JEL classification:

    • F10 - International Economics - - Trade - - - General
    • F14 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Empirical Studies of Trade

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