Weltwirtschaftliches Archiv

, Volume 135, Issue 4, pp 675–691

Export activity and productivity: Evidence from the Taiwan electronics industry

  • Jin-Tan Liu
  • Meng-Wen Tsou
  • James K. Hammitt
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DOI: 10.1007/BF02707390

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Liu, JT., Tsou, MW. & Hammitt, J.K. Weltwirtschaftliches Archiv (1999) 135: 675. doi:10.1007/BF02707390


We use plant-level panel data for the Taiwanese electrical machinery and electronics industry to examine productivity differentials between exporters and non-exporters. Consistent with other recent literature, we find that exporters are larger, pay higher wages, undertake more investment expenditures in machinery, equipment, and new technology, and are substantially more productive than non-exporters.

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  • Jin-Tan Liu
  • Meng-Wen Tsou
  • James K. Hammitt

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