Laboratory of Quantitative Food Economic Analysis, Division of Agricultural and Resource Economics, Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, Faculty of Agriculture, Kyushu University
Country reputation is considered to be an important factor that impacts export quality. Most literature focuses on theoretical frameworks of country reputation, while few studies provide empirical support for theoretical findings. Using the data of 324,183 observations representing 131 countries exporting153 agricultural products from 1996 to 2011, this paper investigates the extent to which country reputation matters for export quality. The results strongly suggest that country reputation has a positive and significant impact on export quality and the effect is more pronounced for highly differentiated products. These results are robust to various checks. Moreover, the heterogeneous effects of country reputation on quality upgrading are identified when the sample is split based on different classifications.
the Project of Philosophy and Social Science in Colleges and Universities of Jiangsu Province
the Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities of Nanjing Agricultural University
the Priority Academic Program Development of Jiangsu Higher Education Institutions (PAPD)
China Center for Food Security Studies, Nanjing Agricultural University