Distance-sensitivity of German exports: first evidence from firm-product level data

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This article uses a tailor-made new data set of 7580251 observations for German exports at the firm-product-destination level to estimate a gravity equation and to investigate the link between the amount of firms' exports and the distance to destination countries. It is shown that, in line with stylized facts based on aggregate data, the quantity of exports declines significantly with distance within a firm for a given product.
Original languageEnglish
JournalApplied Economics Letters
Issue number3
Pages (from-to)140-142
Number of pages3
Publication statusPublished - 06.02.2017

Bibliographical note

Published online: 12 Apr 2016, Print 2017

    Research areas

  • Economics
  • distance, Exports, Germany, gravity equation