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Export market exit, financial pressure and the crisis

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  • Holger Görg
  • Marina-Eliza Spaliara

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Using firm-level data for the UK, we investigate the link between firms’ financial health, borrowing ratio and export exit, paying special attention to the recent financial crisis. Our results show that deterioration in the financial position of firms has increased the hazard of export exit during the crisis. We also find that the sensitivity of export exit to changes in firms’ financial condition is higher during the crisis for those firms which face increases in loan spreads associated with the firm-specific interest rate

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Paper provided by Kiel Institute for the World Economy in its series Kiel Working Papers with number 1859.

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Length: 31 pages
Date of creation: Aug 2013
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Handle: RePEc:kie:kieliw:1859

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Keywords: financial pressure; firm exit; financial health; exports;

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  1. Wagner, Joachim, 2013. "Credit constraints and exports: A survey of empirical studies using firm level data," Working Paper Series in Economics and Institutions of Innovation 334, Royal Institute of Technology, CESIS - Centre of Excellence for Science and Innovation Studies.

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