Scandinavian Working Papers in Economics

Working Paper Series in Economics and Institutions of Innovation,
Royal Institute of Technology, CESIS - Centre of Excellence for Science and Innovation Studies

No 352: Exports and Firm Profitability: Quality matters!

Joachim Wagner ()
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Joachim Wagner: Leuphana University Lueneburg and CESIS, Stockholm, Postal: Institute of Economics, PO Box 2440, D-21314 Lueneburg, Germany

Abstract: This paper uses a tailor-made newly available data set to investigate for the first time the links between profitability and the quality of exports in enterprises from manufacturing industries in Germany, one of the leading actors on the world market for goods. The paper demonstrates that exporters of high-quality goods tend to be more profitable.

Keywords: Exports; export quality; profitability; Germany

JEL-codes: F14

15 pages, March 19, 2014

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