Replication data for: Exporter Dynamics and Partial-Year Effects

Esther Ann Boler, Daria Taglioni, Jose-Daniel Reyes, Andrew B. Bernard & Renzo Massari
Two identical firms who start exporting in different months, one each in January and December, will report dramatically different exports for the first calendar year. This partial-year effect biases down first-year export levels and biases up first-year export growth rates. For Peruvian exporters, the partial-year bias is large: first-year export levels are understated by 54 percent and the first-year growth rate is overstated by 112 percentage points. Correcting the partial-year effect dramatically reduces first-year export...
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