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Export Promotion Via Official Export Insurance

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  • Filip Abraham

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  • Gerda Dewit

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Proponents of free trade argue that export promotion distorts competition and undermines the multilateral trade system. In most countries export insurance is provided by the government and, consequently, is driven more by a broad range of policy objectives than purely insurance principles. This paper, however, shows that export promotion does not necessarily imply trade distortions and that most export destinations do not benefit from insurance premium subsidies. A significant policy implication of these findings is that the WTO and the EU are correct not to banish completely official export insurance. Copyright Kluwer Academic Publishers 2000

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Article provided by Springer in its journal Open Economies Review.

Volume (Year): 11 (2000)
Issue (Month): 1 (January)
Pages: 5-26

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Handle: RePEc:kap:openec:v:11:y:2000:i:1:p:5-26

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Keywords: export promotion; subsidies; risk; trade distortion; WTO;

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  1. Rienstra-Munnicha, Paul & Turvey, Calum G., 2002. "The Relationship Between Exports, Credit Risk And Credit Guarantees," 2002 Annual meeting, July 28-31, Long Beach, CA 19583, American Agricultural Economics Association (New Name 2008: Agricultural and Applied Economics Association).
  2. Rienstra-Munnicha, Paul & Turvey, Calum G. & Koo, Won W., 2006. "A Theoretical Analysis of Economic Impacts of Export Credit Insurance and Guarantees," 2006 Annual meeting, July 23-26, Long Beach, CA 21391, American Agricultural Economics Association (New Name 2008: Agricultural and Applied Economics Association).
  3. Rienstra-Munnicha, Paul & Turvey, Calum G., 2002. "The Relationship Between Exports, Credit Risk And Credit Guarantees," Working Papers 34115, University of Guelph, Department of Food, Agricultural and Resource Economics.
  4. Karel Janda, 2008. "Government Support of the Czech Export Credit," Český finanční a účetní časopis, University of Economics, Prague, vol. 2008(1), pages 62-75.
  5. Mulik, Kranti & Rienstra-Munnicha, Paul & Koo, Won W., 2006. "Empirically Analyzing the Impacts of U.S. Export Credit Programs on U.S. Agricultural Export Competitiveness," 2006 Annual meeting, July 23-26, Long Beach, CA 21224, American Agricultural Economics Association (New Name 2008: Agricultural and Applied Economics Association).
  6. Nestmann, Thorsten & Moser, Christoph & Wedow, Michael, 2006. "Political risk and export promotion: Evidence from Germany," Research Notes 23, Deutsche Bank Research.
  7. Ernst Baltensperger & Nils Herger, 2009. "Exporting against Risk? Theory and Evidence from Public Export Insurance Schemes in OECD Countries," Open Economies Review, Springer, vol. 20(4), pages 545-563, September.
  8. Zheng, J., 2012. "Essays on pensions, health expectancy and credit insurance," Open Access publications from Tilburg University urn:nbn:nl:ui:12-5661243, Tilburg University.

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