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The causal effects of exports on firm size and labor productivity: First evidence from a matching approach

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  • Wagner, Joachim

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This paper uses a large plant level panel data set from Germany and a matching approach to look for causal effects of starting to export on plant performance. We find positive effects on growth of employment, labor productivity, and wages.

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  • Wagner, Joachim, 2001. "The causal effects of exports on firm size and labor productivity: First evidence from a matching approach," HWWA Discussion Papers 155, Hamburg Institute of International Economics (HWWA).
  • Handle: RePEc:zbw:hwwadp:26189
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    Keywords

    Exports; causal effects; firm performance; matching approach;

    JEL classification:

    • D21 - Microeconomics - - Production and Organizations - - - Firm Behavior: Theory
    • L60 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Manufacturing - - - General
    • F10 - International Economics - - Trade - - - General

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