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Exporting under Financial Constraints: Margins, Switching Dynamics and Prices

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  • Angelo Secchi

    (Paris School of Economics – University of Paris 1 and and LEM, Scuola Superiore Sant\'Anna)

  • Federico Tamagni

    (Institute of Economics and LEM, Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna)

  • Chiara Tomasi

    (University of Trento and LEM, Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna)

Abstract

Using data on cross border transactions together with an informative measure of financing constraints this paper provides new evidence that limited access to external capital narrows the scale of foreign sales, the exporters’ product scope and the number of trade partners. It shows that constrained firms have a reduced probability of adding and a higher probability of dropping products and destinations. Further it documents that constrained firms sell their products at higher prices as compared to unconstrained firms. All the results are robust to specific control for unobserved heterogeneity, self-selection into export and potential endogeneity of the financial constraints proxy.

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  • Angelo Secchi & Federico Tamagni & Chiara Tomasi, 2012. "Exporting under Financial Constraints: Margins, Switching Dynamics and Prices," Development Working Papers 338, Centro Studi Luca d'Agliano, University of Milano, revised 16 Jul 2012.
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    1. Joachim Wagner, 2016. "A survey of empirical studies using transaction level data on exports and imports," Review of World Economics (Weltwirtschaftliches Archiv), Springer;Institut für Weltwirtschaft (Kiel Institute for the World Economy), vol. 152(1), pages 215-225, February.
    2. Jože Damijan & Črt Kostevc & Sašo Polanec, 2015. "Access to finance, exporting and a non-monotonic firm expansion," Empirica, Springer;Austrian Institute for Economic Research;Austrian Economic Association, vol. 42(1), pages 131-155, February.
    3. Joachim Wagner, 2014. "Credit constraints and exports: evidence for German manufacturing enterprises," Applied Economics, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 46(3), pages 294-302, January.
    4. Werner Hölzl & Andreas Reinstaller, 2013. "Financing Constraints of Technology-based Start-up Firms. Results of a Survey," WIFO Monatsberichte (monthly reports), WIFO, vol. 86(8), pages 649-662, August.
    5. Ines Buono & Sara Formai, 2016. "The heterogeneous response of domestic sales and exports to bank credit shocks," Temi di discussione (Economic working papers) 1066, Bank of Italy, Economic Research and International Relations Area.

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    Keywords

    Financial Constraints; Margins of Export; Export Prices;

    JEL classification:

    • F10 - International Economics - - Trade - - - General
    • F14 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Empirical Studies of Trade
    • F30 - International Economics - - International Finance - - - General
    • G20 - Financial Economics - - Financial Institutions and Services - - - General

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