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|Title: ||Firm Productivity and the Exports Market: a non-parametric approach|
|Author(s): ||Delgado, Miguel A. [delgado]|
Fariñas, José C.
|Issued date: ||2002|
|Citation: ||Journal of International Economics. 2002, vol. 57, nº. 2, p. 397-422|
|Abstract: ||This paper examines total factor productivity differences between exporting and non-exporting firms. These differences are documented on the basis of a sample of Spanish manufacturing firms over the period 1991?1996. The paper also examines two complementary explanations for the greater productivity of exporting firms: (1) the market selection hypothesis, and (2) the learning hypothesis. Non-parametric tests are proposed and implemented for testing these hypotheses. Results indicate clearly higher levels of productivity for exporting firms than for non-exporting firms. With respect to the relative merits of the selection and the learning hypotheses, we find evidence supporting the self-selection of more productive firms in the export market. The evidence in favor of learning-by-exporting is rather weak, and limited to younger exporters.|
|Publisher version: ||http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0022-1996(01)00154-4|
|Keywords: ||Total factor productivity|
|JEL Classification: ||D24|
|Appears in Collections:||Economists Online|
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