NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH
NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH

Firms' Exporting Behavior under Quality Constraints

Juan Carlos Hallak, Jagadeesh Sivadasan

NBER Working Paper No. 14928
Issued in April 2009

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Juan Carlos Hallak thanks the National Science Foundation (grant #SES-05550190) and Jagadeesh Sivadasan thanks the NTT program of Asian Finance and Economics for supporting this work. We also thank the Center for International Business Education (CIBE) for support. Part of the research in this paper was conducted by Jagadeesh Sivadasan as a Special Sworn Status researcher of the U.S. Census Bureau at the Michigan Census Research Data Center. The results in the paper have been screened to ensure that no confidential data are revealed. Research results and conclusions expressed are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Census Bureau. We thank Carlo Altomonte, Inés Armendariz, Paula Bustos, Mariana Colaccelli, Alan Deardoff, Rob Feenstra, David Hummels, Jim Levinsohn, Diego Puga, Kim Ruhl, Eric Verhoogen and Federico Weinschelbaum for their comments and suggestions. We also thank seminar and conference participants at Berkeley, Columbia, Georgetown, LSE, Michigan, Missouri, Oregon, Oxford, Princeton, San Andres, San Diego, Santa Cruz, Stanford, The World Bank, UBC, U. Montevideo, UT-Austin, UTDT, CREI (Spain), ELSNIT (Italy), LACEA (Colombia), NBER Summer Institute, RIEF (Italy), and UNIBO (Argentina). Santiago Sautua, Bernardo D. de Astarloa, Xiaoyang Li and Alejandro Molnar provided excellent research assistantship. The views expressed herein are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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