Why More West than East German Firms Export
10 Pages Posted: 13 Mar 2007
Date Written: March 2007
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
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