Export intensity and plant characteristics: What can we learn from quantile regression?

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Using quantile regression and a rich cross section data set for German manufacturing plants this paper documents that the impact of plant characteristics on export activities varies along the conditional size distribution of the export/sales ratio. For example, firm size is statistically significant at a conventional level for the.25 quantile only; branch plant status matters at the upper tail of the conditional distribution of the export/sales ratio only; the craft shop dummy is only significant for the very top quantile; and patents do not matter at the very lower end of the conditional distribution of export over sales. This has implications both for understanding what makes a successful exporter, and for the design of policy measures with a focus on supporting exporters.

TitelMicroeconometric Studies Of Firms Imports And Exports : Advanced Methods Of Analysis And Evidence From German Enterprises
Herausgeberjoachim Wagner
Anzahl der Seiten10
VerlagWorld Scientific Publishing Co.
ISBN (Print)9781786349682
ISBN (elektronisch)9781786349705, 978-1-78634-969-9
PublikationsstatusErschienen - 25.02.2021