Title

Complex goods' exports and institutions : empirics at the firm level

Document Type

Journal article

Source Publication

Review of International Economics

Publication Date

9-1-2012

Volume

20

Issue

4

First Page

841

Last Page

853

Abstract

This paper analyzes the role of institutions in the exporter's country in promoting the exports. Firm-level evidence from 22 developing and transition countries is provided to show that institutions matter for complex goods. A poor legal system, weak contractual enforcement, and corruption significantly reduce the exports of complex goods. In contrast, the effect of such institutions on the exports of simple goods remains ambiguous. Our main results are robust to the use of different econometric methods.

DOI

10.1111/j.1467-9396.2012.01059.x

Print ISSN

09657576

E-ISSN

14679396

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Ma, Y., Qu, B., & Zhang, Y. (2012). Complex goods' exports and institutions: Empirics at the firm level. Review of International Economics, 20(4), 841-853. doi: 10.1111/j.1467-9396.2012.01059.x