New Methods for the Analysis of Links between International Firm Activities and Firm Performance: A Practitioner's Guide

12 Pages Posted: 17 Apr 2015

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Joachim Wagner

University of Lueneburg - Institute of Economics; Max Planck Society for the Advancement of the Sciences - Max Planck Institute for Economics; IZA Institute of Labor Economics

Date Written: April 2015

Abstract

This paper is a non‐technical introduction to the use of three micro‐econometric tools that have only recently been applied in empirical investigations of the links between international firm activities and firm performance. It shows why it is important to use these methods, how to use them in practice and which new insights are found in empirical applications. Topics include the role of extremely different firms (or outliers) in the computation of performance premia of internationally active firms; different performance premia over the distribution of the performance variable when unobserved heterogeneity matters; and the analysis of causal effects of different intensities of international firm activity on firm performance.

Suggested Citation

Wagner, Joachim, New Methods for the Analysis of Links between International Firm Activities and Firm Performance: A Practitioner's Guide (April 2015). The World Economy, Vol. 38, Issue 4, pp. 704-715, 2015, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2595424 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/twec.12162

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