Replication data for: Inventory Management, Product Quality, and Cross-Country Income Differences

Bernardo S. Blum, Kunal Dasgupta, Ignatius J. Horstmann & Sebastian Claro
Previous research has documented that export shipments are \"lumpy\"—exporters make infrequent and relatively large shipments to any given export destination. This fact has been interpreted as implying that fixed, per shipment cost and inventory management decisions play a key role in international trade. We document here that exports from poor countries are considerably more lumpy—have higher fixed per shipment cost—than those from rich countries. Using a model of trade with inventory management, we estimate that...
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