Cross‐Border and Foreign Affiliate Sales of Services: Evidence from German Microdata

20 Pages Posted: 19 Nov 2013

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Markus Kelle

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

Jörn Kleinert

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Horst Raff

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

Farid Toubal

Ecole Normale Superieure de Cachan (ENS) - Departement of Economics ans Management; National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies (INSEE) - Center for Research in Economics and Statistics (CREST); Centre d'Etudes Prospectives et d'Info. Internationales (CEPII)

Date Written: November 2013

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.

Suggested Citation

Kelle, Markus and Kleinert, Jörn and Raff, Horst and Toubal, Farid, Cross‐Border and Foreign Affiliate Sales of Services: Evidence from German Microdata (November 2013). The World Economy, Vol. 36, Issue 11, pp. 1373-1392, 2013. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2355616 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/twec.12093

Markus Kelle (Contact Author)

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

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Jörn Kleinert

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Horst Raff

Christian-Albrechts-Universitaet zu Kiel ( email )

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Kiel Institute for the World Economy ( email )

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Farid Toubal

Ecole Normale Superieure de Cachan (ENS) - Departement of Economics ans Management ( email )

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