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Export Superstars

dc.contributor.author Freund, Caroline
dc.contributor.author Pierola, Martha Denisse
dc.date.accessioned 2013-01-03T18:30:00Z
dc.date.available 2013-01-03T18:30:00Z
dc.date.issued 2012-10
dc.description.abstract This paper shows that the top 1 percent of exporters critically shape trade patterns, using firm-level data from 32 countries. In particular, variation in average firm size (the intensive margin) explains over two thirds of the variation in the sector distribution of exports across countries, the remaining share is explained by variation in the number of firms (the extensive margin). Variation in average firm size across sectors is largely driven by variation in the sectoral distribution of exports from the top 1 percent of firms in a country -- export superstars. In contrast, the sectoral distribution of exports from the remaining 99 percent of firms is more similar across countries, and the distribution of the total number of firms across sectors is very similar across countries. This paper also finds that current export superstars typically entered the export market relatively large, reached the top 1 percent after less than three years of exporting, and account for more than half of a country's total exports, export growth and diversification. The results underscore the role of individual firms in determining both trade volumes and trade patterns. en
dc.identifier http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/2012/10/16816769/export-superstars
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10986/12069
dc.language English
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.publisher World Bank, Washington, DC
dc.relation.ispartofseries Policy Research Working Paper; No. 6222
dc.rights CC BY 3.0 IGO
dc.rights.holder World Bank
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/igo/
dc.subject ANALYSIS OF VARIANCE
dc.subject APPAREL
dc.subject COMPARATIVE ADVANTAGE
dc.subject CUSTOMS
dc.subject CUSTOMS AUTHORITIES
dc.subject DEVELOPING COUNTRIES
dc.subject DEVELOPMENT POLICY
dc.subject DIVERSIFICATION
dc.subject DOMESTIC MARKET
dc.subject DOMESTIC PRODUCTION
dc.subject DOMESTIC SALES
dc.subject ECONOMIC RESEARCH
dc.subject ECONOMIC STATISTICS
dc.subject ENTREPRENEURSHIP
dc.subject EXPORT DIVERSIFICATION
dc.subject EXPORT DYNAMICS
dc.subject EXPORT GROWTH
dc.subject EXPORT MARKET
dc.subject EXPORT MARKETS
dc.subject EXPORT PATTERNS
dc.subject EXPORT SECTOR
dc.subject EXPORT SECTORS
dc.subject EXPORT SHARE
dc.subject EXPORT SHARES
dc.subject EXPORT STRUCTURES
dc.subject EXPORT VOLUMES
dc.subject EXPORTERS
dc.subject EXPORTS
dc.subject FIRM SIZE
dc.subject FIRMS
dc.subject FIXED COSTS
dc.subject GDP
dc.subject GDP PER CAPITA
dc.subject INTERNATIONAL ECONOMICS
dc.subject INTERNATIONAL STANDARD
dc.subject INTERNATIONAL TRADE
dc.subject MANUFACTURERS
dc.subject MARGINAL FIRMS
dc.subject MULTINATIONAL
dc.subject MULTINATIONAL FIRMS
dc.subject MULTINATIONALS
dc.subject NATURAL RESOURCES
dc.subject OLIGOPOLY
dc.subject OWNERSHIP STRUCTURE
dc.subject PRIVATE COMPANY
dc.subject PRODUCTION COSTS
dc.subject RETURNS TO SCALE
dc.subject SMALL FIRMS
dc.subject SPECIALIZATION
dc.subject TRADE COSTS
dc.subject TRADE PATTERNS
dc.subject TRADE POLICY
dc.subject TRADE VOLUMES
dc.subject VOLUME OF TRADE
dc.subject WAGES
dc.title Export Superstars en
dspace.entity.type Publication
okr.crosscuttingsolutionarea Jobs
okr.date.disclosure 2012-10-01
okr.doctype Publications & Research :: Policy Research Working Paper
okr.doctype Publications & Research
okr.docurl http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/2012/10/16816769/export-superstars
okr.globalpractice Macroeconomics and Fiscal Management
okr.globalpractice Finance and Markets
okr.globalpractice Trade and Competitiveness
okr.identifier.doi 10.1596/1813-9450-6222
okr.identifier.externaldocumentum 000158349_20121010142011
okr.identifier.internaldocumentum 16816769
okr.identifier.report WPS6222
okr.language.supported en
okr.pdfurl http://www-wds.worldbank.org/external/default/WDSContentServer/WDSP/IB/2012/10/10/000158349_20121010142011/Rendered/PDF/wps6222.pdf en
okr.sector Industry and trade :: Other domestic and international trade
okr.theme Trade and integration :: Export development and competitiveness
okr.topic Finance and Financial Sector Development :: Microfinance
okr.topic International Economics and Trade :: Free Trade
okr.topic International Economics and Trade :: Trade Policy
okr.topic Economic Theory and Research
okr.topic Small Scale Enterprise
okr.topic Industry
okr.topic Macroeconomics and Economic Growth
okr.volume 1 of 1
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