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Exports and firm survival : do trade regime and productivity matter?

Dai, M. and Harris, R. and Lu, Y. and Liu, H. (2016) 'Exports and firm survival : do trade regime and productivity matter?', Applied economics letters., 23 (6). pp. 457-460.


This article aims to investigate the role of trade regime and productivity in the link between exporting and firm survival. We use firm-level data from China to examine whether exporters engaged in different trade regimes and with different levels of productivity react differently with regard to survival probability. We find that exporters engaged in all types of trade regimes have higher survival probabilities in comparison with nonexporters; however, the survival probability of exporters engaged in processing trade is less positively affected by productivity.

Item Type:Article
Keywords:Export, Firm survival, Trade regime, Productivity, D21, F10.
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Publisher statement:This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis Group in Applied Economics Letters on 25/08/2015, available online at:
Date accepted:25 August 2015
Date deposited:07 September 2015
Date of first online publication:25 August 2015
Date first made open access:25 February 2017

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