WHAT'S BEHIND THE FIGURES? QUANTIFYING THE CROSS-COUNTRY EXPORTER PRODUCTIVITY GAP

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Abstract

We present a simple framework that allows us to examine the cross-country exporter productivity gap without accessing confidential firm-level data. This gap depends on the three readily available statistics: the productivity gap between two countries; the export participation rates; and export premia. This gap holds irrespective of the distribution underlying firm productivity and irrespective of the presence of fixed costs. Under specific conditions, allocative efficiency may affect the exporter productivity gap. The empirical analysis globally validates this exercise. (JEL F1, D24).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1256-1271
Number of pages16
JournalEconomic Inquiry
Volume57
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019 Jul

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business, Management and Accounting(all)
  • Economics and Econometrics

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