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Productivity Gains From Exporting: Do Export Destinations Matter?

Author(s): PhDr. Pavel Vacek Ph.D.,
Type: IES Working Papers
Year: 2010
Number: 18
Published in: IES Working Papers 18/2010
Publishing place: Prague
Keywords: exporting, productivity, spillovers
JEL codes: F14
Suggested Citation: Vacek, P. (2010). “Productivity Gains From Exporting: Do Export Destinations Matter?” IES Working Paper 18/2010. IES FSV. Charles University.
Abstract: In this paper, I have examined whether exporters benefit by exporting more, and also whether the productivity benefits from exporting more are heterogeneous across export destinations. I have conducted my own data collection field work and built a unique firm-level panel database of Czech manufacturing firms that includes data on the destinations of exports. I have found that firms do benefit from exporting more. However, my results also show that it is necessary to take into account export markets' heterogeneity. I have found that it is only exporting more to developed countries that brings productivity gains.
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