Firms´productivity and the export market: a nonparametric approach

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dc.contributor.author Delgado, Miguel A.
dc.contributor.author Fariñas, José C.
dc.contributor.author Ruano, Sonia
dc.contributor.editor Universidad Carlos III de Madrid. Departamento de Estadística
dc.date.accessioned 2010-01-12T10:39:26Z
dc.date.available 2010-01-12T10:39:26Z
dc.date.issued 1999-06
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10016/6345
dc.description.abstract This paper examines total factor productivity differences between exporting and nonexporting firms. These differences are documented on the basis of a sample of Spanish manufacturing firms over the period 1991-1996 drawn from the ESEE. The paper also examines two complementary explanations for the superior productivity of exporting firms: 1) the market selection hypothesis, and 2) the learning hypothesis. Nonparametric tests are implemented for testing these hypothesis. Results indicate clearly higher levels of productivity for exporting firms than for non-exporting firms. Evidence favours the hypothesis of self-selection of more efficient firms into the export market. However there is little evidence that these efficiency gains are supportive of the learning-by-exporting hypothesis.
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartofseries UC3M Working Papers. Statistics and Econometrics
dc.relation.ispartofseries 99-54-19
dc.rights Atribución-NoComercial-SinDerivadas 3.0 España
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/es/
dc.subject.other Total factor productivity
dc.subject.other Exports
dc.subject.other Stochastic dominance
dc.subject.other nonparametric tests
dc.title Firms´productivity and the export market: a nonparametric approach
dc.type workingPaper
dc.subject.eciencia Estadística
dc.rights.accessRights openAccess
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