Plus grandes, plus fortes, plus loin... Les performances des firmes exportatrices françaises (Bigger, Stronger, Farther... Relative Performances of French Exporting Firms)

Revue Economique, Vol. 62, No. 4, 2011

Banque de France Working Paper No. 310

25 Pages Posted: 6 Dec 2011 Last revised: 30 Jan 2012

See all articles by Matthieu Crozet

Matthieu Crozet

Université Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne - TEAM

Isabelle Mejean

Ecole Polytechnique, Paris

Soledad Zignago

Banque de France

Date Written: December 1, 2010

Abstract

This article examines the performances of French exporting firms. Using a highly detailed database, we confirm that exporting firms are much bigger, more productive and more profitable than domestic ones. This difference is particularly strong for firms exporting to non-EU markets, and for small businesses. For large businesses, the discrepancy between exporters and domestic firms is fairly small, and non-significant in some industries and for firms that only export to EU destinations. Our results suggest that export-enhancing public policies should target small businesses and firms attempting to export to remote countries.

Note: Downloadable document is in French.

Keywords: Exporting firms, Productivity, Competitiveness

JEL Classification: F1

Suggested Citation

Crozet, Matthieu and Mejean, Isabelle and Zignago, Soledad, Plus grandes, plus fortes, plus loin... Les performances des firmes exportatrices françaises (Bigger, Stronger, Farther... Relative Performances of French Exporting Firms) (December 1, 2010). Revue Economique, Vol. 62, No. 4, 2011; Banque de France Working Paper No. 310. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1730105 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1730105

Matthieu Crozet (Contact Author)

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Isabelle Mejean

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Paris, 75005
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