Oxford Review of Economic Policy volume 20, issue 3, P343-357 2004 DOI: 10.1093/oxrep/grh020 View full text
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A. B. Bernard

Abstract: Exporting is often touted as a way to increase economic growth. This paper examines the interaction between exporting and productivity growth in US manufacturing. While exporting plants have substantially higher productivity levels, there is no evidence that exporting increases plant productivity growth rates. The higher productivity of exporters largely predates their entry into exporting. However, within the same industry, exporters do grow faster than non-exporters in terms of both shipments and employment.…

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