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Title: Multi-product exporters and the margins of trade
Authors: Bernard, Andrew. B. ×
Van Beveren, Ilke
Vandenbussche, Hylke #
Issue Date: 2014
Publisher: Blackwell Publishers
Series Title: The Japanese Economic Review vol:65 issue:2 pages:142-157
Abstract: The present paper examines multi-product exporters in Belgium, considering their importance and the relationship between the margins of trade and firm productivity. We use
proxies for trade costs to quantify the extensive and intensive margin adjustments of trade.
Relatively few exporting firms account for the majority of Belgian exports and these large firms have greater productivity and value-added, more employees and more exported products than smaller exporters. Across firms, productivity is positively associated with firm exports. More productive firms export more products to more countries and have higher average product-country export flows. The extensive and intensive margins are equally important in total firm exports.
ISSN: 1352-4739
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Research Center of International Economics, Leuven
Department of International Business, Strategy and Economics (IBSE), Campus Carolus Antwerp
Faculty of Economics and Business (FEB) - miscellaneous
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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