Firm Heterogeneity, Location and Export Performance Empirical Evidence from Ukrainian Firm-Level Data


  • Andrzej Cieślik University of Warsaw
  • Iryna Gauger Hamburg School of Business Administration
  • Jan Jakub Michałek University of Warwaw



Export activity, Productivity, Regions, Ukraine


This paper studies export performance of Ukrainian firms using the unique micro-level dataset for the years 2005 and 2013. We estimate probit regressions for pooled dataset for all years as well as for specific years of our sample. In addition, we distinguish between manufacturing and service sectors. Our empirical results show the positive link between the export status and total factor productivity, competition in the industry, firm size, capital intensity, ownership status, and foreign sourcing (imports). Moreover, firms located in Western part of the country are found to be more export-oriented compared to firms located in other regions.


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