Exports and firm characteristics-first evidence from fractional probit panel estimates

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Using recently released nationally representative data and a new estimator for fractional probit panel models, this paper reconsiders the relationship between the fraction of exports in total sales and firm characteristics in West and East German manufacturing. Controlling for unobserved firm characteristics no impact of human capital and R&D intensity on export performance is found, while firm size is positively related to exporting in West Germany only.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMicroeconometric Studies Of Firms Imports And Exports : Advanced Methods Of Analysis And Evidence From German Enterprises
EditorsJoachim Wagner
Number of pages7
PublisherWorld Scientific Publishing Co.
Publication date25.02.2021
ISBN (Print)9781786349682
ISBN (Electronic)9781786349705
Publication statusPublished - 25.02.2021

    Research areas

  • Exports, Firm characteristics, Fractional probit panel model, Germany
  • Economics