Exporting and Firm Performance: Evidence from a Randomized Trial
NBER Working Paper No. 20690
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We thank Abdelrahman Nagy, Magdy El-Mezain, Atef Helmy, Salah El-Gazar, Aslam Ismail, Mabrook Abou Shaheen, Sherif Abou Shady and the firms who participated in our sample. We also thank the staff at Aid to Artisans including Lisa Smith, Shereen Shirazy, Mary Cockram, Maud Mabika, and Bill Kruvant at Creative Learning. We are grateful to Josephine Gantois for her excellent research assistance. We also wish to thank Nicholas Bloom, Juan Carlos Hallak, David McKenzie, Nina Pavcnik, Jim Tybout, Eric Verhoogen, Christopher Woodruff, and multiple seminar participants for useful comments. We acknowledge generous funding from the International Growth Centre, Private Enterprise Development for Low-Income Countries, Innovations for Poverty Action, Economic Growth Center at Yale University, McMillan Center at Yale University and the Jerome A. Chazen Institute for Global Business at Columbia Business School. Yale IRB Approval #1001006247 (Atkin and Osman were at Yale University during the experiment), Columbia IRB Approval #AAAE9678. The views expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.