Forthcoming research publication on export processing and productivity

Using a recently developed econometric approach and data from China, the paper estimates positive causal effects of entering into export processing and ordinary export markets on subsequent firm level productivity. Interestingly, the positive effects do not accrue similarly to all types of firms, but are strongest for those at the low to medium end of the productivity distribution. 

The working paper version of the paper can be accessed here: 


  • Holger Görg - Kiel Institute
    Holger Görg