Networks, Firms, and Trade Bastos, Paulo Silva, Joana 2013-12-09T18:08:50Z 2013-12-09T18:08:50Z 2012-11
dc.description.abstract Fixed costs associated with learning about demand and setting up distribution networks are expected to be lower when there are more potential contacts in the destination market, suggesting a greater probability of market entry and larger export revenues. The authors match historically-determined emigration stocks with detailed firm-level data from Portugal to examine the effect of migrant networks on these export outcomes. They find that larger stocks of emigrants in a given destination increase export participation and intensity. In addition, they show that the former of these effects tends to be more pronounced among firms that are more likely to have close ties with the emigrants. These results are consistent with a multiple-destination version of the Melitz (2003) model featuring market-specific entry costs and idiosyncratic firm-destination demand shocks. en
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.publisher World Bank, Washington, D.C.
dc.relation.ispartofseries Policy Research Working Paper;No.6279
dc.rights CC BY 3.0 IGO
dc.rights.holder World Bank
dc.subject agriculture
dc.subject attributes
dc.subject bandwidth
dc.subject basic
dc.subject benchmark
dc.subject bilateral trade
dc.subject buyers
dc.subject collection of data
dc.subject components
dc.subject consumer preferences
dc.subject consumers
dc.subject customs
dc.subject customs clearance
dc.subject development policy
dc.subject distribution networks
dc.subject economic development
dc.subject elasticity
dc.subject elasticity of substitution
dc.subject ESP
dc.subject export
dc.subject export markets
dc.subject export performance
dc.subject export revenue
dc.subject exports
dc.subject Fixed costs
dc.subject Foreign Trade
dc.subject future research
dc.subject GDP per capita
dc.subject Globalization
dc.subject gross value
dc.subject industry productivity
dc.subject information networks
dc.subject information providers
dc.subject international trade
dc.subject manufacturing
dc.subject market entry
dc.subject market share
dc.subject marketing
dc.subject merchandise
dc.subject merchandise exports
dc.subject monopolistic competition
dc.subject Networks
dc.subject open access
dc.subject pc
dc.subject price index
dc.subject price level
dc.subject productivity
dc.subject real GDP
dc.subject reference
dc.subject result
dc.subject results
dc.subject ROM
dc.subject sales
dc.subject San
dc.subject Spring
dc.subject stocks
dc.subject total factor productivity
dc.subject total sales
dc.subject Trade liberalization
dc.subject universe
dc.subject uses
dc.subject utility function
dc.subject value added
dc.subject variable costs
dc.subject Web
dc.title Networks, Firms, and Trade en
dspace.entity.type Publication
okr.crosscuttingsolutionarea Jobs
okr.crosscuttingsolutionarea Public-Private Partnerships 2012-11-28
okr.doctype Publications & Research :: Policy Research Working Paper
okr.doctype Publications & Research
okr.globalpractice Macroeconomics and Fiscal Management
okr.globalpractice Transport and ICT
okr.globalpractice Trade and Competitiveness
okr.identifier.doi 10.1596/1813-9450-6279 WPS6279
okr.language.supported en
okr.theme Trade and integration :: Other trade and integration
okr.topic Industry
okr.topic Macroeconomics and Economic Growth
okr.topic Private Sector Development
okr.topic Transport
okr.unit DECRG: Trade & Intl. Integration (DECTI)
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