Firm relocation and firm profits: Evidence from the Swedish wholesale trade sector
2015 (English)Report (Other academic)
This study analyses the effects of firm relocation on firm profits, using longitudinal data on Swedish limtied liability firms and employing a difference-in-differnce propensity score method in the empirical analysis. Using propensity score matching, the pre-relocalization differneces between relocating and non-relocating firms are balanced. In addition to that, a difference-in-difference estimator is employed in order to control for all time-invariant unobserved heterogeneity among firms. For matching, nearest neighbour matching, using the one-, two- and three nearest neighbours is employed. The balanacing results indicate that matching achieves a good balance, and that similar relocating and non-relocating firms are being compared. The estimated average treatment on the treatment effects indicate thats relocations has a significant effect on the profits of the relocating firms. In other words, firms taht relocate increase their profits significantly, in comparison to what the profits would be had the firms not relocated. This effect is estimated to vary between 3 to 11 percentage points, depending on the lenght of the analysed period after relocation.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Borlänge: Högskolan Dalarna, 2015. , 23 p.
Working papers in transport, tourism, information technology and microdata analysis, ISSN 1650-5581 ; 06
Firm relocation, propensity score matching, longitudinal data, wholesale trade sector
Research subject Komplexa system - mikrodataanalys
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:du-17403OAI: oai:DiVA.org:du-17403DiVA: diva2:812180