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What's Behind the Figures? Quantifying the Cross-Country Exporter Productivity Gap

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  • Kozo Kiyota

    (Keio Economic Observatory)

  • Toshiyuki Matsuura

    (Keio Economic Observatory)

  • Lionel Nesta

    (OFCE - Observatoire français des conjonctures économiques - Sciences Po - Sciences Po, GREDEG - Groupe de Recherche en Droit, Economie et Gestion - UNS - Université Nice Sophia Antipolis (... - 2019) - COMUE UCA - COMUE Université Côte d'Azur (2015 - 2019) - CNRS - Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique - UCA - Université Côte d'Azur)

Abstract

We present a simple framework that allows us to examine the cross‐country exporter productivity gap without accessing confidential firm‐level data. This gap depends on the three readily available statistics: the productivity gap between two countries; the export participation rates; and export premia. This gap holds irrespective of the distribution underlying firm productivity and irrespective of the presence of fixed costs. Under specific conditions, allocative efficiency may affect the exporter productivity gap. The empirical analysis globally validates this exercise. (JEL F1, D24)
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  • Kozo Kiyota & Toshiyuki Matsuura & Lionel Nesta, 2018. "What's Behind the Figures? Quantifying the Cross-Country Exporter Productivity Gap," Working Papers halshs-01948358, HAL.
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