Exports, International Investment, and Plant Performance: Evidence from a Non-Parametric Test

CORE Discussion Paper No. 2004/9

13 Pages Posted: 3 Mar 2007

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Sourafel Girma

Nottingham University Business School

Holger Görg

University of Kiel; Kiel Institute for the World Economy

Eric Strobl

Ecole Polytechnique, Paris - Department of Economic Sciences; IZA Institute of Labor Economics

Date Written: April 2004

Abstract

This paper compares the performance of purely domestic plants, domestic exporters and domestic multinationals. For our empirical analysis we utilise a non-parametric approach based on the principle of first order stochastic dominance. Comparing the cumulative distributions of the measures of plant performance across the three types of plants we find that the distributions for multinationals dominate that of domestic exporters and non-exporters, while we do not find clear differences in plant performance between domestic exporters and non-exporters, although the latter finding may be due to the lack of many very small plants in our data set.

Keywords: exporting, FDI, multinationals, productivity, profitability, plant heterogeneity

JEL Classification: F23, F14, D21

Suggested Citation

Girma, Sourafel and Gorg, Holger and Strobl, Eric, Exports, International Investment, and Plant Performance: Evidence from a Non-Parametric Test (April 2004). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=967602 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.967602

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Holger Gorg

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Eric Strobl

Ecole Polytechnique, Paris - Department of Economic Sciences ( email )

Ecole Polytechnique
Department of Economics
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France

IZA Institute of Labor Economics

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