Title: International competition and firm performance: evidence from Belgium
Authors: De Loecker, Jan
Fuss, Catherine
Van Biesebroeck, Jo
Issue Date: 2014
Publisher: NBB, National Bank of Belgium
Series Title: Working Paper Research, No 269 pages:1-50
Abstract: We evaluate the impact of international competition on firm-level performance in Belgium. In the manufacturing sector we consider both the impact of global competition through measures of import penetration and the impact of within-EU competitiveness using measures of relative labor cost. In selected manufacturing sectors we identify the strength of international competition through a firm’s proximity to the border. In both instances, we consider the impact on a variety of performance dimensions to learn about the mechanisms and about firms’ adjustment to these competitive pressures.
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: ER
Appears in Collections:Research Center of Econometrics, Leuven

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