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Foreign market conditions and export performance: does ‘crowdedness’ reduce exports?

Breinlich, Holger and Tucci, Alessandra (2011) Foreign market conditions and export performance: does ‘crowdedness’ reduce exports? Canadian Journal of Economics / Revue Canadienne d'Économique, 44 (3). pp. 991-1019.

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This paper analyzes the link between firm exports and the competitive environment in foreign markets. We derive a theory‐based econometric specification linking market‐specific exports to foreign demand and the degree of a market’s ‘crowdedness,’ which depends on the number and efficiency of firms competing there and the barriers impeding their access. Estimates on a large sample of Italian firms indicate that increased crowdedness has reduced Italian exports, but only by 0.2%–0.3% per year. This is substantially less than the contribution of other factors such as higher unit labour costs or weak demand growth in the EU15.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > School of Economics
Authors :
Tucci, Alessandra
Date : 23 August 2011
DOI : 10.1111/j.1540-5982.2011.01663.x
Depositing User : Clive Harris
Date Deposited : 24 May 2018 12:43
Last Modified : 16 Jan 2019 19:10

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