, Volume 43, Issue 3, pp 135–148 | Cite as

The Happy Few: The Internationalisation of European Firms

New Facts based on Firm-level Evidence
  • Thierry Mayer
  • Gianmarco I. P. Ottaviano

Policymakers tend to view the internationalisation of firms from the perspective of export, import and FDI statistics. A lack of statistical information at the firm level has so far prevented the systematic inclusion of firm-level analysis in the policymaker's standard toolbox. Some firm-level datasets are now available, however, and their analysis reveals some new facts that are simply unobservable at the aggregate level.


Total Factor Productivity Trade Cost Total Export Extensive Margin Intensive Margin 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2008

Authors and Affiliations

  • Thierry Mayer
    • 1
    • 2
  • Gianmarco I. P. Ottaviano
    • 3
    • 4
    • 5
  1. 1.Professor, University of Paris 1; scientific advisor, CEPIIParisFrance
  2. 2.research affiliate, CEPRLondonUK
  3. 3.Professor, University of BolognaItaly
  4. 4.senior fellow, BruegelBrusselsBelgium
  5. 5.research fellow, CEPRLondonUK

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