Exports versus FDI in German Manufacturing : Firm Performance and Participation in International Markets


Arnold, Jens Matthias ; Hussinger, Katrin


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URL: http://ub-madoc.bib.uni-mannheim.de/1190
URN: urn:nbn:de:bsz:180-madoc-11902
Document Type: Working paper
Year of publication: 2005
Publication language: English
Institution: Sonstige Einrichtungen > ZEW - Leibniz-Zentrum für Europäische Wirtschaftsforschung
MADOC publication series: Veröffentlichungen des ZEW (Leibniz-Zentrum für Europäische Wirtschaftsforschung) > ZEW Discussion Papers
Subject: 330 Economics
Classification: JEL: F21 F23 F10 D24 L60 F14 D21 ,
Subject headings (SWD): Deutschland , Export , Heterogenität , Unternehmen , Produktivität
Abstract: This paper tests some of the predictions of recent advances in trade theory that have focused on different trade patterns of firms within the same sector. Helpman, Melitz and Yeaple (2005) develop a model in which innate productivity differences between firms determine the degree of international engagement of firms: The least productive firms produce for the domestic market, better performers engage in export activities, and the top firms establish foreign subsidiaries. Using German firm-level data from 1996 to 2002, we test this prediction using non-parametric methods, by examining the distribution functions of the three subsets of firms for stochastic dominance. Rather than just comparing first moments, this technique allows us to compare productivity over the entire distribution. Our results show robust support for the prediction from theory.
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