Learning-by-Exporting Versus Self-Selection: New Evidence for 19 Sub-Saharan African Countries

N. Foster-McGregor, A. Isaksson, F. Kaulich

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Abstract

We examine learning-by-exporting effects of manufacturing and services firms in 19 sub-Saharan African countries. Comparing several outlier-robust estimators, our results provide evidence for positive effects in the manufacturing sector when using the MM estimator, but not in the services sector.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)212-214
Number of pages3
JournalEconomics Letters
Volume125
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2014

Keywords

  • Trade
  • Productivity
  • Learning by exporting
  • Sub-Saharan Africa
  • MANUFACTURING FIRMS
  • PRODUCTIVITY
  • PERFORMANCE
  • REGRESSION
  • CAUSAL
  • TRADE

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