This project conducts a randomised field experiment in Egypt to study the channels through which export market access drives economic growth and reduces poverty. Our findings indicate that linking firms to export markets substantially improves firm performance and may be an effective means of improving the livelihoods of the poor.
Atkin, D.; Khandelwal, A.; Osman, A. PEDL Research Note. The Impact of Exporting: Evidence from a Randomised Trial. Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR), (2014) 3 pp.