Firm Heterogeneity : do destinations of exports and origins of imports matter ?

  title={Firm Heterogeneity : do destinations of exports and origins of imports matter ?},
  author={Francesco Serti and Chiara Tomasi},
How do importing activities matter in explaining firm heterogeneity? How firm performances are related to foreign markets heterogeneity? Using a rich database on Italian manufacturing firms, this essay adds new evidence on the relationship between trade status and firm characteristics. We uncover evidence supporting recent theories on firm heterogeneity and international trade, together with some new facts. First, the availability of information on import and export enables us to differentiate… CONTINUE READING
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