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Information Barriers, Export Promotion Institutions, and the Extensive Margin of Trade

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  • Christian Volpe Martincus
  • Antoni Estevadeordal
  • Andrés Gallo
  • Jessica Luna
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    This paper assesses role played by export promotion institutions in shaping the extensive margin of Latin American and Caribbean countries' exports over the period 1995-2004. The authors find that the presence of offices of export promotion agencies abroad favors an increase in the number of differentiated goods that are exported, whereas a larger number of diplomatic representations in the importer countries seem to be associated with exports of a larger number of homogeneous goods.

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    Paper provided by Inter-American Development Bank in its series IDB Publications with number 39358.

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    Date of creation: Aug 2010
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    Handle: RePEc:idb:brikps:39358

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    Keywords: Trade Agreements; Information Barriers; Export Promotion Institutions; Latin America & the Caribbean;

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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. Jonathan Timmis, . "The Internet and International Trade in Goods," Discussion Papers 12/03, University of Nottingham, School of Economics.
    3. Inês Veloso Ferreira & Aurora A. C. Teixeira, 2012. "Organizational Characteristics and Performance of Export Promotion Agencies: Portugal and Ireland compared," GEE Papers 0046, Gabinete de Estratégia e Estudos, Ministério da Economia e da Inovação, revised Jan 2012.
    4. Arjan Lejour & Harold Creusen, 2011. "Uncertainty and the export decisions of Dutch firms," CPB Discussion Paper 183, CPB Netherlands Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis.
    5. Jonathan Timmis, . "The Internet and International Trade in Goods," Discussion Papers 12/08, University of Nottingham, GEP.

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