Title: A new perspective on the exporter productivity premium: Online trade
Authors: DUCH BROWN NESTORMARTENS BERTIN
Citation: APPLIED ECONOMICS LETTERS
Publisher: ROUTLEDGE JOURNALS, TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD
Publication Year: 2017
JRC N°: JRC108532
ISSN: 1350-4851
URI: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/13504851.2017.1391988
http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC108532
DOI: 10.1080/13504851.2017.1391988
Type: Articles in periodicals and books
Abstract: We use a unique firm-level dataset including 9-thousand companies from 26 EU countries covering four different sectors to take a close look at the relationship between online exports and productivity. The online exporter productivity premium is estimated using different techniques (ordinary least squares, quantile regressions, and robust estimation). Results consistently indicate that the estimated online exporter productivity premium is statistically different from zero, positive, and significant from an economic point of view. European online exporters, according to these results, are approximately 2% more productive than non-online-exporters. Productivity differences between firms could be related to variables that are not included in the empirical model. More research would be needed to address this issue in the future.
JRC Directorate:Growth and Innovation

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