This paper uses plant-level data from Chile to show that an increase in sector-wide exports decreases the survival probability of exporters, but not that of non-exporters. We argue that this result can be explained by the fact that exporters and non-exporters use factors of production in different intensities.

Chile, Firm heterogeneity in factor intensities, Firm survival, Manufacturing sectors
dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.econlet.2013.05.025, hdl.handle.net/1765/40717
Economics Letters
Erasmus School of Economics

Emami Namini, J, Facchini, G, & López, R.A. (2013). Export growth and firm survival. Economics Letters, 120(3), 481–486. doi:10.1016/j.econlet.2013.05.025