Why More West than East German Firms Export

10 Pages Posted: 13 Mar 2007

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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: March 2007

Abstract

Using unique new data and a recently introduced non-linear decomposition technique this paper shows that the huge difference in the propensity to export between West and East German plants is to a large part due to differences in firm size and human capital intensity.

Keywords: exports, micro data, West Germany, East Germany

JEL Classification: F14

Suggested Citation

Wagner, Joachim, Why More West than East German Firms Export (March 2007). IZA Discussion Paper No. 2656, Jena Economic Research Paper No. 2007-027 , Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=970504

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