Patterns of export shipments

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Purpose: This paper studies the frequency and the average size of export shipments at the firm–product–destination level. Design/methodology/approach: This paper sets up a theoretical model about the shipping frequency and the shipment size of exports to a given market from individual exporters. Then it confronts the predictions of the model with trade data. Findings: This paper shows that patterns of export shipments are determined by (1) a product's export potential in a market, which is the exports revenue when the firm delivers the exports of the product to the market in a single shipment in each period; and (2) factors related to the firm's efficiency of managing shipments of the product exported to the market. Originality/value: This paper reveals some important patterns of export shipments. It provides a theoretical model that explains the patterns.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)283-299
Number of pages17
JournalJournal of Economic Studies
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 24 2023

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Economics, Econometrics and Finance


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