The Variety and Quality of a Nation ’ s Exports

  title={The Variety and Quality of a Nation ’ s Exports},
  author={PETER and J.... and KLENOW},
  • PETER, J...., KLENOW
  • Published 2005
Large economies export more in absolute terms than do small economies. We use data on shipments by 126 exporting countries to 59 importing countries in 5,000 product categories to answer the question: How? Do big economies export larger quantities of each good (the intensive margin), a wider set of goods (the extensive margin), or higher-quality goods? We find that the extensive margin accounts for around 60 percent of the greater exports of larger economies. Within categories, richer countries… CONTINUE READING
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