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The Export-Growth Relationship: Estimating a Dose-Response Function


Fryges, HR, The Export-Growth Relationship: Estimating a Dose-Response Function, Applied Economics Letters, 16, (18) pp. 1855-1859. ISSN 1350-4851 (2009) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1080/13504850701719496


The relationship between individual firmsí export behaviour and firm performance has been studied extensively in the economic literature. However, most studies from the field of economics only distinguish between exporting and nonexporting companies, using the firmsí export status as a binary treatment variable and comparing the performance of exporting and nonexporting firms. This article introduces the newly developed generalized propensity score (GPS) methodology to the literature of individual firmsí export behaviour. Instead of a binary treatment variable, the GPS method allows for continuous treatment, that is, different levels of the firmsí export activities. Based on the GPS methodology, a dose-response function is estimated, depicting the relationship between the firmsí export-sales ratio and their subsequent sales growth rate as a measure of firm performance.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:exports; firm growth; dose-response function
Research Division:Economics
Research Group:Applied economics
Research Field:Industry economics and industrial organisation
Objective Division:Economic Framework
Objective Group:Microeconomics
Objective Field:Microeconomics not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Fryges, HR (Dr Helmut Fryges)
ID Code:85371
Year Published:2009
Web of Science® Times Cited:12
Deposited By:Australian Innovation Research Centre
Deposited On:2013-07-02
Last Modified:2014-10-10

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