Export Intensity and Plant Characteristics: What Can We Learn from Quantile Regression?
University of Lueneburg - Institute of Economics; Max Planck Society for the Advancement of the Sciences - Max Planck Institute for Economics; Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA)
HWWA Discussion Paper No. 304
Using quantile regression and a rich cross section data set for German manufacturing plants this paper documents that the impact of plant characteristics on export activities varies along the conditional size distribution of the export/sales ratio.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 12
Keywords: Exports, quantile regression, heterogeneous firms
JEL Classification: F10, D21, L60
Date posted: February 3, 2005