Export Superstars

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https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/9
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Policy Research Working Papers
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Freund, Caroline
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Pierola, Martha Denisse
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2013-01-03T18:30:00Z
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2013-01-03T18:30:00Z
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2012-10
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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.
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http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/2012/10/16816769/export-superstars
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http://hdl.handle.net/10986/12069
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English
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en_US
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World Bank, Washington, DC
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Policy Research Working Paper; No. 6222
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CC BY 3.0 IGO
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World Bank
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http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/igo/
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ANALYSIS OF VARIANCE
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APPAREL
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COMPARATIVE ADVANTAGE
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CUSTOMS
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CUSTOMS AUTHORITIES
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DEVELOPING COUNTRIES
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DEVELOPMENT POLICY
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DIVERSIFICATION
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DOMESTIC MARKET
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DOMESTIC PRODUCTION
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DOMESTIC SALES
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ECONOMIC RESEARCH
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ECONOMIC STATISTICS
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ENTREPRENEURSHIP
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EXPORT DIVERSIFICATION
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EXPORT DYNAMICS
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EXPORT GROWTH
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EXPORT MARKET
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EXPORT MARKETS
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EXPORT PATTERNS
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EXPORT SECTOR
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EXPORT SECTORS
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EXPORT SHARE
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EXPORT SHARES
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EXPORT STRUCTURES
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EXPORT VOLUMES
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EXPORTERS
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EXPORTS
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FIRM SIZE
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FIRMS
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FIXED COSTS
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GDP
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GDP PER CAPITA
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INTERNATIONAL ECONOMICS
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INTERNATIONAL STANDARD
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INTERNATIONAL TRADE
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MANUFACTURERS
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MARGINAL FIRMS
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MULTINATIONAL
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MULTINATIONAL FIRMS
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MULTINATIONALS
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NATURAL RESOURCES
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OLIGOPOLY
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OWNERSHIP STRUCTURE
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PRIVATE COMPANY
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PRODUCTION COSTS
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RETURNS TO SCALE
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SMALL FIRMS
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SPECIALIZATION
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TRADE COSTS
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TRADE PATTERNS
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TRADE POLICY
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TRADE VOLUMES
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VOLUME OF TRADE
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WAGES
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Export Superstars
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Jobs
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2012-10-01
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Publications & Research :: Policy Research Working Paper
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Publications & Research
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http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/2012/10/16816769/export-superstars
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Macroeconomics and Fiscal Management
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Finance and Markets
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Trade and Competitiveness
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yes
okr.identifier.doi
10.1596/1813-9450-6222
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000158349_20121010142011
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16816769
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WPS6222
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en
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http://www-wds.worldbank.org/external/default/WDSContentServer/WDSP/IB/2012/10/10/000158349_20121010142011/Rendered/PDF/wps6222.pdf
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Industry and trade :: Other domestic and international trade
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Trade and integration :: Export development and competitiveness
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Finance and Financial Sector Development :: Microfinance
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International Economics and Trade :: Free Trade
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International Economics and Trade :: Trade Policy
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Economic Theory and Research
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Small Scale Enterprise
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Industry
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Macroeconomics and Economic Growth
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