KTH/CESIS Working Paper Series in Economics and Institutions of Innovation
Firm age and the margins of international trade: Comparable evidence from five European countries
Abstract: This note uses comparable representative data for
manufacturing firms from five European countries (Germany, France, Italy,
Spain, and the United Kingdom) to investigate the links between firm age
and the participation of the firms in export, the share of exports in total
sales, the number of countries exported to, and the participation in
import. The big picture revealed is in line with the theoretical
considerations. Older firms tend to be more often exporters and importers,
they export to more different destination countries, and they export a
higher share of their total sales in three out of five countries.
Keywords: Exports; imports; firm age; trade margins; EFIGE data; (follow links to similar papers)
JEL-Codes: F14; (follow links to similar papers)
17 pages, September 24, 2014
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