• Exporting and performance: evidence from Chilean plants 

      Álvarez Espinoza, Roberto; López, Ricardo A. (UNIV TORONTO PRESS INC, 2005-11)
      Recent empirical evidence documents the superior characteristics of exporters relative to non-exporters. Three explanations for this phenomenon have been proposed: self-selection; learning-by-exporting; and conscious ...
    • Financial development, exporting and firm heterogeneity in Chile 

      Álvarez Espinoza, Roberto; López, Ricardo A. (Kiel Institute, 2012-11-24)
      Using plant-level data from the manufacturing sector of Chile for the period 1990–2000, this paper examines the effect of financial development on the probability of exporting at the plant level, with a special focus on ...
    • Is Exporting a Source of Productivity Spillovers? 

      Álvarez Espinoza, Roberto; López, Ricardo A. (SPRINGER, 2008-12)
      This paper investigates whether exporting generates positive productivity spillover effects on other plants in the same industry and on plants in vertically related industries. Using data for Chilean manufacturing plants ...
    • Skill upgrading and the real exchange rate 

      Álvarez Espinoza, Roberto; López, Ricardo A. (John Wiley, 2009)
      This paper examines the effect of changes in the real exchange rate on skill upgrading in the case of Chile. Using plant‐level data from the manufacturing sector, we find that a real depreciation increases the share of ...