Intermediaries in International Trade: Direct versus indirect modes of export
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The present work has been possible thanks to a research agreement between the Italian Statistical Office (ISTAT) and the Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna. Grazzi and Tomasi gratefully acknowledge financial support from the European Commission 6th FP (Contract CIT3-CT-2005-513396), Project: DIME - Dynamics of Institutions and Markets in Europe. Tomasi gratefully acknowledges financial support by the Marie Curie Program Grant COFUND Provincia Autonoma di Trento. Bernard acknowledges support from the European University Institute and the Tuck School of Business. The views expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.