HCBE Faculty Articles

Title

Young Startup Firm Exports and Productive Efficiency

Document Type

Article

Date

2016

Publication Title

Applied Economics Letters

ISSN or ISBN

1350-4851

Volume

23

Issue

15

First Page

1088

Last Page

1092

Description

We employ the United States Census Bureau’s 2007 Survey of Business Owners to examine the relationship between the productive efficiency of startup firms and their level of exports. We find, consistent with previous work in the literature, that a small firm’s exports are positively related to their level of productive efficiency. This result holds after controlling for various individual owner, as well as firm, characteristics. Our results are also robust to the inclusion of a two-stage estimation strategy to control for the effects of endogeneity in the efficiency–exports relationship.

DOI

10.1080/13504851.2015.1136389

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