Announcement of July 26th Research Seminar
Let me inform you of the following research seminar.
Date: July 26, 2019
Time: 5:15-6:45 p.m.
Venue: Seminar Room B, 11th Floor, Bldg.No.2
Speaker: Ryo Makioka (The Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry)
Organizer: Takuya Hasebe
Title: Do Trade Fairs Promote Export?
Abstract: The paper analyzes the effects of attending trade fairs on export performances using Japanese firm-level data on export performance and trade-fair participation. In order to solve self-selection problem, I utilize the difference-in-differences matching estimation approach with unique firm characteristics, as well as a linear estimation approach with paired fixed-effects. The results show that there are positive effects of attending trade fairs on exporting status. In addition, the positive results are mainly from attending trade fairs in the geographically farther markets such as Europe or the U.S., but not from attending the close markets, such as Asian countries or China.
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