Productivity and Export Market Participation: Evidence from Colombia

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dc.description.abstract We study the relationship between total factor productivity (TFP) and exporting decisions for Colombian manufacturing firms during 2005-2013. We find that productivity increases a firm's probability of being an exporter, and that exporters have higher productivity, with a premium as high as 85 percent. These findings are robust to several TFP measures. Moreover, we find that not all exporters are equal: firms that export continuously, that export a greater number of products, and/or that export to a larger number of destinations tend to be more productive. We do not find, however, a relationship between productivity and the type of destination or exported product. Finally, we find evidence that future exporters have an ex ante productivity advantage, and (weaker) evidence of TFP increasing after a firm becomes an exporter. en
dc.title Productivity and Export Market Participation: Evidence from Colombia en
dc.contributor.author Casas, Camila
dc.contributor.author Díez, Federico
dc.contributor.author González, Alejandra
dc.date.accessioned 2015-10-14T21:15:55Z
dc.date.available 2015-10-14T21:15:55Z
dc.date.issued 2015-10-14
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/53040
lacea.language.supported en
dc.description Working paper
dc.language.iso en
dc.subject Productivity
dc.subject Exporters
dc.subject Productivity Premium
dc.subject Openness
dc.type Working Paper

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