This paper examines the role of wholesale firms as facilitators of exports for small and medium-sized Swedish businesses. Our findings suggest that wholesale firms do facilitate access to difficult markets located outside Europe. For exports of a particular good to a given market, we observe a positive correlation between the export volumes of wholesale and manufacturing firms. Finally, we present evidence that supports a prediction from recent trade models with differentiated firms, namely that wholesale firms can facilitate exports for firms that are not themselves capable of direct exports.
|Place of Publication||Stockholm|
|Publisher||Ratio: Näringslivets forskningsinstitut|
|Number of pages||98|
|Publication status||Published - Dec 2019|
|Series||Ratio Working Paper|