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Cross-Border and Foreign Affiliate Sales of Services: Evidence from German Micro-Data


Markus Kelle


University of Milan - Centro Studi Luca d'Agliano (LdA)

Joern Kleinert


University of Graz

Horst Raff


Christian-Albrechts-Universitaet zu Kiel; CESifo (Center for Economic Studies and Ifo Institute); Kiel Institute for the World Economy

Farid Toubal


Paris School of Economics (PSE)

April 30, 2012

CESifo Working Paper Series No. 3806

Abstract:     
We merge German balance-of-payments and foreign-affiliate-trade statistics to obtain data about trade in commercial services at the firm level. We use these data to study export market participation and the choice of export mode: cross-border versus foreign affiliate sales. We find that for firms in our sample productivity is both a statistically significant and economically important determinant of the export participation and export mode choice. We also identify the role of industry- and country-specific determinants.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 30

Keywords: international trade, trade in services, supply modes, commercial presence, foreign direct investment, multinational enterprises, firm heterogeneity

JEL Classification: F120, F150, L130

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Date posted: May 7, 2012  

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Kelle, Markus and Kleinert, Joern and Raff, Horst and Toubal, Farid, Cross-Border and Foreign Affiliate Sales of Services: Evidence from German Micro-Data (April 30, 2012). CESifo Working Paper Series No. 3806. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2053015

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Markus Kelle
University of Milan - Centro Studi Luca d'Agliano (LdA) ( email )
Via P. Amedeo 34
Milano, Mi 20122
Italy
Joern Kleinert
University of Graz ( email )
Universitaetsstrasse 15 / FE
A-8010 Graz, 8010
Austria
Horst Raff (Contact Author)
Christian-Albrechts-Universitaet zu Kiel ( email )
Institut fur Volkswirtschaftslehre
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Kiel, 24098
Germany
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CESifo (Center for Economic Studies and Ifo Institute)
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Munich, DE-81679
Germany
Kiel Institute for the World Economy ( email )
P.O. Box 4309
Kiel, D-24100
Germany
Farid Toubal
Paris School of Economics (PSE) ( email )
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Paris, 75014 75014
France
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