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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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    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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    1. Harold Creusen & Arjan Lejour, 2011. "Uncertainty and the export decisions of Dutch firms," FIW Working Paper series, FIW 069, FIW.
    2. Maria Inês Veloso Ferreira & Aurora A.C. Teixeira, 2011. "Organizational Characteristics and Performance of Export Promotion Agencies: Portugal and Ireland compared," FEP Working Papers, Universidade do Porto, Faculdade de Economia do Porto 424, Universidade do Porto, Faculdade de Economia do Porto.
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    4. Jonathan Timmis, . "The Internet and International Trade in Goods," Discussion Papers, University of Nottingham, GEP 12/08, University of Nottingham, GEP.
    5. Cruz, Marcio, 2014. "Do export promotion agencies promote new exporters ?," Policy Research Working Paper Series, The World Bank 7004, The World Bank.
    6. Jonathan Timmis, . "The Internet and International Trade in Goods," Discussion Papers, University of Nottingham, School of Economics 12/03, University of Nottingham, School of Economics.

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