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Do All Exporters Benefit from Export Boom? -Evidence from Japan

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  • Naomitsu Yashiro

    (Institute of Economic Research, Kyoto University)

  • Daisuke Hirano

    (Institute of Economic Research, Kyoto University)

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We use a large dataset of Japanese manufacturing firms to investigate the effect of the late export boom to the productivity growth and various productivity enhancing investments by exporting firms. We find that large exporters enjoyed significantly higher productivity growth over non-exporters while it was not the case for the small exporters which constitute a large mass of Japanese exporters. We also find striking evidence that only the exporters serving worldwide actually enjoyed significant advantage in productivity growth, and not those that exported only to Asia which corresponds to about 50% of small exporters. On the other hand, we find that both large and small exporters engaged in more intensive innovation activities and capital investments. Therefore, although the late export boom did not reward all exporters in an even way, it did encourage wide range of exporter investments that should enhance their productivity. Export boom is thus the case where exporters build up productivity advantage over non-exporters long after their entry, offering additional explanation on the formation of universally observed exporters' "premium" on productivity level.

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  • Naomitsu Yashiro & Daisuke Hirano, 2009. "Do All Exporters Benefit from Export Boom? -Evidence from Japan," KIER Working Papers 689, Kyoto University, Institute of Economic Research.
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    1. HOSONO Kaoru & MIYAKAWA Daisuke & TAKIZAWA Miho, 2015. "Learning by Export: Does the presence of foreign affiliate companies matter?," Discussion papers 15053, Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry (RIETI).
    2. Kenji Fujiwara & Keita Kamei, 2016. "Trade Liberalization, Division of Labor and Welfare under Oligopoly," KIER Working Papers 949, Kyoto University, Institute of Economic Research.
    3. Joachim Wagner, 2012. "International trade and firm performance: a survey of empirical studies since 2006," Review of World Economics (Weltwirtschaftliches Archiv), Springer;Institut für Weltwirtschaft (Kiel Institute for the World Economy), vol. 148(2), pages 235-267, June.

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