Differences in Export Behavior of Services and Manufacturing Firms in Slovenia

LICOS Discussion Paper No. 295/2011

27 Pages Posted: 30 Jan 2012

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Tanja Grublješić

University of Ljubljana - Faculty of Economics

Jože P. Damijan

University of Ljubljana, Slovenia - Department of International Economics

Date Written: July 1, 2011

Abstract

We provide new comprehensive evidence on similarities and differences in export Behavior of Slovenian manufacturing and services firms by using detailed firm-level panel data for Slovenia. Main findings show that export Behavior in these two types of firms is similar and in line with the big picture that is by now familiar from the literature. Slovenian exporting services firms are more productive than non-exporting firms when observed and unobserved heterogeneity are controlled for. Export premia of services firms is even larger than for exporting manufacturing firms. Similarly, pre-entry premia over non-exporters is even larger than for manufacturing firms. We find some evidence of significant learning by exporting effects for services firms, but only when using the Levinsohn and Petrin measure of total factor productivity.

Keywords: trade in services, firm heterogeneity, self-selection, learning by exporting

Suggested Citation

Grublješić, Tanja and Damijan, Joze P., Differences in Export Behavior of Services and Manufacturing Firms in Slovenia (July 1, 2011). LICOS Discussion Paper No. 295/2011. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1995430 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1995430

Tanja Grublješić (Contact Author)

University of Ljubljana - Faculty of Economics ( email )

Kardeljeva ploscad 17
Ljubljana, 1000
Slovenia

Joze P. Damijan

University of Ljubljana, Slovenia - Department of International Economics ( email )

Kardeljeva ploscad 17
Ljubljana, 1000
Slovenia
+386 61 189 24 00 (Phone)
+386 61 189 26 98 (Fax)

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