Export activity, persistence and mark-ups
Export activity, persistence and mark-ups


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Moreno Martín, Lourdes and Rodríguez Rodríguez, Diego (2010) Export activity, persistence and mark-ups. Applied Economics, 42 (4). pp. 475-488. ISSN 1466-4283

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This paper addresses the differences in margins across exporting and non-exporting firms. We jointly estimate a translog cost function, a variable factor share equation and price-cost margin equations to analyze the effect of persistence in export activity on margins. Additionally, we extend this benchmark to consider the multimarket nature of exporters. Results indicate that non-exporters have smaller margins than persistent exporters and firms that entered foreign markets during the nineties. However, larger export ratio is negatively associated with margins for latter. It suggests that efficiency advantages for exporters are partially compensated by bigger competitive pressure in international markets.

Item Type:Article
Subjects:Social sciences > Economics > World economy
Social sciences > Economics > Industrial organization
JEL:F12, L60, L13
ID Code:43296
Deposited On:13 Jul 2017 12:55
Last Modified:21 Jul 2017 10:59

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