Learning by Exporting: Do Firm Characteristics Matter? Evidence from Argentinian Panel Data

24 Pages Posted: 22 Oct 2007

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Facundo Albornoz

University of Birmingham

Marco Ercolani

University of Birmingham - Department of Economics

Date Written: September 2007

Abstract

We identify characteristics that affect firms' ability to learn from their export activities. Our analysis is based on a panel of Argentinian firms spanning 1992-2001 and we employ Granger causality tests, propensity score matching techniques and GMM regressions.

The characteristics we find to be important are: foreign ownership, intensive use of imported inputs, a skilled workforce and small firm size. Finally, firms that are new to exporting seem to experience particularly high productivity gains but begin enjoying them before entering into the export market.

Keywords: Exporting, Learning by Exporting, Productivity, Absortive capacity, Argentina

JEL Classification: F14, D24

Suggested Citation

Albornoz, Facundo and Ercolani, Marco, Learning by Exporting: Do Firm Characteristics Matter? Evidence from Argentinian Panel Data (September 2007). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1023501 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1023501

Facundo Albornoz

University of Birmingham ( email )

Economics Department
Birmingham, B15 2TT
United Kingdom

Marco Ercolani (Contact Author)

University of Birmingham - Department of Economics ( email )

Economics Department
Birmingham, B15 2TT
United Kingdom

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