Export Intensity and Plant Characteristics: What Can We Learn from Quantile Regression?

12 Pages Posted: 3 Feb 2005  

Joachim Wagner

University of Lueneburg - Institute of Economics; Max Planck Society for the Advancement of the Sciences - Max Planck Institute for Economics; IZA Institute of Labor Economics

Date Written: November 2004

Abstract

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.

Keywords: Exports, quantile regression, heterogeneous firms

JEL Classification: F10, D21, L60

Suggested Citation

Wagner, Joachim, Export Intensity and Plant Characteristics: What Can We Learn from Quantile Regression? (November 2004). HWWA Discussion Paper No. 304. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=660001 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.660001

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