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Exporting and Plant-Level Efficiency Gains: It's in the Measure

Alvaro Garcia Marin, Nico Voigtländer

NBER Working Paper No. 19033
Issued in May 2013

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We would like to thank the editor, Ali Hortaçsu, two anonymous referees, as well as Roberto Álvarez, Johannes van Biesebroeck, Joaquin Blaum, Ariel Burstein, Lorenzo Caliendo, Donald Davis, Jan De Loecker, Gilles Duranton, Eduardo E. Engel, Juan Carlos Hallak, Amit Khandelwal, Edward Leamer, Steve Redding, Ariell Reshef, Andrés Rodríguez-Clare, Veronica Rappoport, John Ries, Chad Syverson, Eric Verhoogen, and Romain Wacziarg, as well as seminar audiences at CEU, Chicago Booth, Copenhagen Business School, Columbia, CREI, Dartmouth, the FREIT Conference in Virginia, KU Leuven, Mannheim, Frankfurt, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Princeton, RMET Conference, TIGN Conference, UCLA, and Universidad de Chile for helpful comments and suggestions. Claudio Bravo-Ortega and Lucas Navarro kindly shared data to complement our Chilean plant-product panel. Henry Alexander Ballesteros and Oscar Fentanes provided excellent research assistance in Bogotá and Mexico City, respectively. We gratefully acknowledge research support from the UCLA Ziman Center’s Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Program in Real Estate, Finance and Urban Economics. The views expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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