Trade adjustment and productivity in large crises

  title={Trade adjustment and productivity in large crises},
  author={Brent Neiman},
  • Brent Neiman
  • Published 2011
We empirically characterize the mechanics of trade adjustment during the Argentine crisis using detailed firm-level customs data covering the universe of import transactions during 1996-2008. Our main findings are as follows: First, the extensive margin defined as the entry and exit of firms or of products (at the country level) plays a small role during the crisis. Second, the sub-extensive margin defined as the churning of inputs within firms plays a sizeable role in aggregate adjustment… CONTINUE READING
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