Firm heterogeneity and exports in the Netherlands: Identifying export potential
According to the Melitz (2003) model, potential exporters have to be sufficiently productive to overcome the entry costs of foreign markets. Once firms pass this productivity threshold, they all export. However, empirical evidence indicates that a substantial share of high-productive firms do not export.
CPB Discussion Paper 369 | 18 January 2018
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