, Erik Engberg
, Daniel Halvarsson
(), Ari Kokko
and Patrik Tingvall
Sven-Olov Daunfeldt: HUI Research
Erik Engberg: Growth Analysis
Daniel Halvarsson: The Ratio Institute, Postal: The Ratio Institute, P.O. Box 5095, SE-102 42 Stockholm, Sweden
Ari Kokko: Copenhagen Business School
Patrik Tingvall: Growth Analysis
Abstract: This paper examines the role of wholesale firms as facilitators of exports for small and medium-sized Swedish businesses. Our findings suggest that wholesale firms do facilitate access to difficult markets located outside Europe. For exports of a particular good to a given market, we observe a positive correlation between the export volumes of wholesale and manufacturing firms. Finally, we present evidence that supports a prediction from recent trade models with differentiated firms, namely that wholesale firms can facilitate exports for firms that are not themselves capable of direct exports.
97 pages, December 20, 2019
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