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Market Size, Competition, and the Product Mix of Exporters

 

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Type:   Article
 
Titre:   Market Size, Competition, and the Product Mix of Exporters
 
Auteur(s):   Mayer, Thierry (1971-...) - Département d'économie (Auteur)
Melitz, Marc J. - Department of Economics (Auteur)
Ottaviano, Gianmarco - Università di Bologna (Auteur)
 
In:   American Economic Review
 
Date de publication:   2014-02
 
Éditeur:   ÉTATS-UNIS  :  American Economic Association
 
Volume:   104
 
Numéro:   2
 
Pages:   495-536  p.
 
ISSN:   00028282
 
JEL:   D21,  D24,  F13,  F14,  F41,  L11
 
Résumé:   [en] We build a theoretical model of multi-product firms that highlights how competition across market destinations affects both a firm's exported product range and product mix. We show how tougher competition in an export market induces a firm to skew its export sales toward its best performing products. We find very strong confirmation of this competitive effect for French exporters across export market destinations. Theoretically, this within-firm change in product mix driven by the trading environment has important repercussions on firm productivity. A calibrated fit to our theoretical model reveals that these productivity effects are potentially quite large.
 
 

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