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Financial reforms, product differentiation, and trade

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  • Munasib, Abdul
  • Roy, Devesh
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    We hypothesize that exports of differentiated products, which entail greater upfront costs, increase more as financial reforms take place. We find strong and robust empirical support of this hypothesis with a comprehensive set of measures of reforms encompassing the banking sector, interest rates, equity and international capital markets.

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    Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Economics Letters.

    Volume (Year): 123 (2014)
    Issue (Month): 1 ()
    Pages: 37-41

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    Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolet:v:123:y:2014:i:1:p:37-41

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    Keywords: Product differentiation; Exporter–time fixed effects; Exporter–industry fixed effects; Exports;

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