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The Impact of Export Promotion Institutions on Trade: Is It the Intensive or the Extensive Margin?

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  • Christian Volpe Martincus
  • Jerónimo Carballo
  • Andrés Gallo

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This paper provides evidence on the channels through which export promotion institutions affect bilateral trade using a sample of Latin American and Caribbean countries over the period 1995-2004. We find that these institutions have a larger impact on the extensive margin of exports, especially in the case of trade promotion organizations.

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Paper provided by Inter-American Development Bank in its series IDB Publications with number 36765.

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Keywords: Trade Facilitation; Public Administration & Policy Making; Export Promotion; Trade Margins;

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Cited by:
  1. Jacint Jordana & Christian Volpe Martincus & Andrés Gallo, 2010. "Export Promotion Organizations in Latin America and the Caribbean: An Institutional Portrait," IDB Publications 39338, Inter-American Development Bank.
  2. Christian Volpe Martincus & Antoni Estevadeordal & Andrés Gallo & Jessica Luna, 2010. "Information Barriers, Export Promotion Institutions, and the Extensive Margin of Trade," IDB Publications 39358, Inter-American Development Bank.
  3. Victoria Castillo & David Giuliodori & Alessandro Maffioli & Alejandro Rodríguez & Sofía Rojo & Rodolfo Stucchi, 2014. "El impacto del apoyo al cluster de TIC de la ciudad argentina de Córdoba," IDB Publications 84673, Inter-American Development Bank.

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