The impact of special economic zones on export behaviour

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dc.contributor.author Nazarczuk, Jarosław Michał
dc.contributor.author Umiński, Stanisław
dc.contributor.other Ekonomická fakulta cs
dc.date.accessioned 2018-09-10
dc.date.accessioned 2018-09-13T08:33:31Z
dc.date.available 2018-09-13T08:33:31Z
dc.identifier.issn 1212-3609
dc.identifier.uri https://dspace.tul.cz/handle/15240/26626
dc.description.abstract Special economic zones play an important role in the global economy and in the economies of particular countries, including Poland. Given the whole body of literature on SEZs-led export activity, the vast majority of papers, restrict the research methods used to the descriptive analyses or the case studies of specific zones, only describing the impact thereof on the national economy. The existing empirical evidence (econometric) in the vast majority of papers associated to zonal operation does not account for the endogeneity bias, which can have a distorting effect on the results. Nevertheless, little is known about the real (based on solid evidence) SEZ influence on the firm-level characteristics, with regard to the creation of exports. The role of SEZs in relation to firm-level export probability/scale/intensity/volume has been investigated using a unique dataset for 155 firms operating in special economic zones (SEZs) in Poland, accompanied by the data for 155 non-SEZs economic entities (matched sample). With the use of different estimation techniques, conditioned by the uneven nature of the tested dependent variables, a positive role of SEZs was found in relation to certain aspects of the firm-level exports. The possible endogeneity problem in the SEZ variable was properly addressed by utilising a kernel-based propensity score matching difference-in-difference estimator and by calculating the average treatment effect on the treated (ATT), accompanied by a series of robustness/sensitivity tests (changes in kernel type, bandwidth, dataset trimming). The results provide consistent evidence on the effect of the SEZs on export probability in firms operating within the zones, as compared to the control group. The positive impact of the SEZs on the scale of exports, export intensity and the volume of exports was however sensitive to dataset trimming. Hence, the impact of the SEZs operation in this regard could not be full acknowledged. en
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dc.publisher Technická Univerzita v Liberci cs
dc.publisher Technical university of Liberec, Czech Republic en
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dc.relation.ispartof Economics and Management en
dc.rights CC BY-NC
dc.subject special economic zones en
dc.subject exports en
dc.subject Poland en
dc.subject treatment effects en
dc.subject counterfactual analysis en
dc.subject firm heterogeneity en
dc.subject.classification F14
dc.subject.classification D22
dc.subject.classification H25
dc.title The impact of special economic zones on export behaviour en
dc.title.alternative evidence from polish firm-level data en
dc.type Article en
dc.publisher.abbreviation TUL
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dc.identifier.doi 10.15240/tul/001/2018-3-001
dc.identifier.eissn 2336-5604
local.relation.volume 21
local.relation.issue 3
local.relation.abbreviation E+M cs
local.relation.abbreviation E&M en
local.faculty Faculty of Economics
local.citation.spage 4
local.citation.epage 22
local.access open
local.fulltext yes
local.filename EM_3_2018_01


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