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Replication data for: Market Size, Competition, and the Product Mix of Exporters

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  • Mayer, Thierry
  • Melitz, Marc J.
  • Ottaviano, Gianmarco I. P.
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  • Abstract

    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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    DOI: 10.1257/aer.104.2.495 (Text)
  • Mayer, Thierry, Marc J. Melitz, and Gianmarco I. P. Ottaviano. “Market Size, Competition, and the Product Mix of Exporters.” American Economic Review 104, no. 2 (February 2014): 495–536.
    • ID: 10.1257/aer.104.2.495 (DOI)

Update Metadata: 2020-05-18 | Issue Number: 2 | Registration Date: 2019-10-12

Mayer, Thierry; Melitz, Marc J.; Ottaviano, Gianmarco I. P. (2014): Replication data for: Market Size, Competition, and the Product Mix of Exporters. Version: V0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.