The export performance and characteristics of manufacturing firms in Laos

PhD Seminar (Econ)


Buavanh Vilavong, PhD scholar, Crawford School of Public Policy, ANU.


Acton Theatre, JG Crawford Building (132), Lennox Crossing, ANU


Friday, 4 August, 2017 - 09:30 to 11:00

Firm heterogeneity theory provides a framework within which to explain how firms become involved in international trade. Export entry incurs a fixed cost and only firms that are highly productive can self-select into foreign markets. This research examines the importance of firm characteristics on export performance, taking Laos as a case study.

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