Assortative Matching of Exporters and Importers

  title={Assortative Matching of Exporters and Importers},
  author={Yoichi Sugita and Ide and Kensuke Teshima and ITAM and Enrique Seira},
Abstract: This paper examines the mechanism behind matching of exporting firms and importing firms. From transaction data of Mexican textile/apparel exports to the US, we report two new facts on exporterimporter matching at the product level. First, matching is approximately one-to-one. Second, in response to the entry of Chinese exporters into the US induced by the end of the Multi-Fiber Arrangement, US importers switch their Mexican partners to those with higher capability while Mexican… CONTINUE READING


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