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Exports and productivity of Russian firms: in search of causality

Wilhelmsson, Fredrik LU and Kozlov, Konstantin (2007) In Economic Change and Restructuring 40(4). p.361-385
Abstract
This paper uses a census of Russian manufacturing firms to study the relationship between exports and productivity at the firm level. The period studied, 1996–2002, implies that the results are affected by the Russian financial crisis of 1998. Exporters are shown to be more productive and larger than non-exporters, seemingly an effect of more productive firms self-selecting into the export market, rather than learning effects. But learning effects are significant among new entrants. Additionally, in examining the effect of the direction of exports on productivity, the finding is that the difference in the productivity level of firms exporting to the OECD and the CIS is insignificant.
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Exports - Productivity - Learning-by-exporting - Russia
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Economic Change and Restructuring
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40
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4
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361 - 385
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Springer
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1574-0277
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10.1007/s10644-008-9038-4
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  author       = {Wilhelmsson, Fredrik and Kozlov, Konstantin},
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  keyword      = {Exports - Productivity - Learning-by-exporting - Russia},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {4},
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  series       = {Economic Change and Restructuring},
  title        = {Exports and productivity of Russian firms: in search of causality},
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  volume       = {40},
  year         = {2007},
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