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Why more West than East German fimrs export

  • Joachim Wagner

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    (Institute of Economics, University of Lüneburg)

Using unique new data and a recently introduced non-linear decomposition technique this paper shows that the huge difference in the propensity to export between West and East German plants is to a large part due to differences in firm size and human capital intensity.

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Paper provided by University of Lüneburg, Institute of Economics in its series Working Paper Series in Economics with number 42.

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Length: 8 pages
Date of creation: Mar 2007
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Handle: RePEc:lue:wpaper:42
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  1. Joachim Wagner, 2006. "International Firm Activities and Innovation: Evidence from Knowledge Production Functions for German Firms," Working Paper Series in Economics 25, University of Lüneburg, Institute of Economics.
  2. Joachim Wagner & Thorsten Schank & Claus Schnabel & John T. Addison, 2006. "Works Councils, Labor Productivity and Plant Heterogeneity: First Evidence from Quantile Regressions," Working Paper Series in Economics 22, University of Lüneburg, Institute of Economics.
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