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Do Sovereign Defaults Hurt Exporters?

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  • Eduardo Borensztein
  • Ugo Panizza

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This paper uses a difference-in-difference methodology similar to the one originally proposed by Rajan and Zingales (1998) to test whether defaulting hurts the more export-oriented industries. Strong support for this hypothesis was found, but contrary to the findings of previous studies, our estimations suggest that the effect of defaults is short-lived.
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  • Eduardo Borensztein & Ugo Panizza, 2010. "Do Sovereign Defaults Hurt Exporters?," Open Economies Review, Springer, vol. 21(3), pages 393-412, July.
  • Handle: RePEc:kap:openec:v:21:y:2010:i:3:p:393-412
    DOI: 10.1007/s11079-008-9096-2
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    Keywords

    Sovereign debt; Defaults; Exports; F34; F10;
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    JEL classification:

    • F34 - International Economics - - International Finance - - - International Lending and Debt Problems
    • F10 - International Economics - - Trade - - - General

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