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The extensive and intensive margins of exports of firms in developing and emerging countries

The extensive and intensive margins of exports of firms in developing and emerging countries
The extensive and intensive margins of exports of firms in developing and emerging countries

Using a dataset of over 86,000 firms from 179 surveys in developing and emerging countries, this paper presents evidence of the relationship between the margins of trade and productivity. Consistent with heterogeneous firm theoretical models, firms with high productivity have both greater likelihood of exporting (extensive margin) and higher export volume (intensive margin). Access to credit increases likelihood of entry to international markets; however, credit does not increase export volume. Size is a robust indicator of exporting status and the volume of exports. Firms with foreign ownership participation tend to be exporters, while those with state participation tend not to be.

Access to finance, Developing and emerging countries, Margins of trade, Productivity
1059-0560
39-49
Regis, Paulo José
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Regis, Paulo José
d696452e-72ef-48bc-9409-80996e297ca7

Regis, Paulo José (2018) The extensive and intensive margins of exports of firms in developing and emerging countries. International Review of Economics and Finance, 56, 39-49. (doi:10.1016/j.iref.2018.03.016).

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Using a dataset of over 86,000 firms from 179 surveys in developing and emerging countries, this paper presents evidence of the relationship between the margins of trade and productivity. Consistent with heterogeneous firm theoretical models, firms with high productivity have both greater likelihood of exporting (extensive margin) and higher export volume (intensive margin). Access to credit increases likelihood of entry to international markets; however, credit does not increase export volume. Size is a robust indicator of exporting status and the volume of exports. Firms with foreign ownership participation tend to be exporters, while those with state participation tend not to be.

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e-pub ahead of print date: 29 March 2018
Published date: 1 July 2018
Keywords: Access to finance, Developing and emerging countries, Margins of trade, Productivity

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Local EPrints ID: 439023
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/439023
ISSN: 1059-0560
PURE UUID: de2e3568-d982-48ca-930b-0b3bf177d3b4
ORCID for Paulo José Regis: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-3256-464X

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Date deposited: 01 Apr 2020 16:31
Last modified: 09 Jan 2022 04:07

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