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Learning-by-Exporting Revisited: The Role of Intensity and Persistence*
KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Transport and Economics (closed 20110301).
KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Transport and Economics (closed 20110301), Economics (closed 20110301).ORCID iD: 0000-0002-5871-8571
2009 (English)In: Scandinavian Journal of Economics, ISSN 0347-0520, E-ISSN 1467-9442, Vol. 111, no 4, 893-916 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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Two non-mutually exclusive hypotheses can explain the empirically established export premium: self-selection of more productive firms into export markets and learning-by-exporting. This paper focuses on how the temporal dimension of firms' exporting activities and the intensity of exports influence the scope of learning effects. Using a panel of Swedish firms and dynamic generalized method of moments estimation, we find a learning effect among persistent exporters with high export intensity, but not among temporary exporters or persistent exporters with low export intensity. For small firms, exports boost productivity among persistent exporters with both high and low export intensity, but the effect is stronger for persistent export-intensive small firms.

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2009. Vol. 111, no 4, 893-916 p.
Keyword [en]
Export productivity premium, productivity dynamics, panel data, dynamic, models, temporary and persistent exporters, C16, F14, L25, O33, research-and-development, firm productivity, market participation, international-trade, manufacturing firms, panel data, investments, performance, estimators, evolution
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Economics and Business
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-19033DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-9442.2009.01585.xISI: 000272589900012ScopusID: 2-s2.0-71849107924OAI: diva2:337080
QC 20100525Available from: 2010-08-05 Created: 2010-08-05 Last updated: 2011-10-11Bibliographically approved

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