Jiangyong, Lu and Yi, Lu and Zhigang, Tao (2011): Pure Exporter: Theory and Evidence.
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This paper provides the first evidence about pure exporters (i.e., firms exporting all of their output to the foreign market) -- a phenomenon overlooked and cannot be explained in the existing literature. It then offers a generalized model of Melitz (2003) for examining the existence and behavior of pure exporters. In particular, pure exporters arise when the export market is sufficiently large -- a situation more likely to hold in developing countries as opposed to large developed countries; and their productivity levels are above those of non-exporters, but below those of firms having both domestic sales and export. These theoretical predictions are borne out in a data of Chinese manufacturing firms for the period of 1998-2005.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Pure Exporter: Theory and Evidence|
|Keywords:||Pure Exporter, Firm Heterogeneity, Exporting Behavior|
|Subjects:||F - International Economics > F2 - International Factor Movements and International Business > F23 - Multinational Firms; International Business
F - International Economics > F1 - Trade > F12 - Models of Trade with Imperfect Competition and Scale Economies
D - Microeconomics > D2 - Production and Organizations > D24 - Production; Cost; Capital; Capital, Total Factor, and Multifactor Productivity; Capacity
|Depositing User:||Yi Lu|
|Date Deposited:||07. Apr 2011 07:58|
|Last Modified:||19. Feb 2013 21:08|
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