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Credit constraints, firm ownership and the structure of exports in China

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  • Joachim Jarreau

    (GREQAM - Groupement de Recherche en Économie Quantitative d'Aix-Marseille - ECM - Ecole Centrale de Marseille - CNRS - Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique - AMU - Aix Marseille Université - EHESS - École des hautes études en sciences sociales)

  • Sandra Poncet

    (CES - Centre d'économie de la Sorbonne - CNRS - Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique - UP1 - Université Panthéon-Sorbonne, PSE - Paris School of Economics, CEPII - Centre d'Etudes Prospectives et d'Informations Internationales - Centre d'analyse stratégique)

Abstract

We investigate how the export performance in China is influenced by credit constraints. Using panel data from Chinese customs, we show that credit constraints affect the sectoral composition of exports. We confirm that credit constraints provide an advantage to foreign-owned firms and joint ventures over private domestic firms in sectors with higher levels of financial vulnerability. We show that these distortions have been lessened over the period in conjunction with the reduction of State control over the financial intermediation system.

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  • Joachim Jarreau & Sandra Poncet, 2014. "Credit constraints, firm ownership and the structure of exports in China," Université Paris1 Panthéon-Sorbonne (Post-Print and Working Papers) hal-01162229, HAL.
  • Handle: RePEc:hal:cesptp:hal-01162229
    DOI: 10.1016/j.inteco.2014.04.004
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    1. Cheng, Dong & Hu, Zhongzhong & Tan, Yong, 2017. "Time-Varying Impacts of Financial Credits on Firm Exports: Evidence from Trade Deregulation in China," MPRA Paper 80657, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    2. Zhao Chen & Sandra Poncet & Ruixiang Xiong, 2016. "Local Financial Development and constraints on private firms' exports: EvACidence from City Commercial Banks in China," Working Papers 2016-27, CEPII research center.
    3. Davis, Christina & Fuchs, Andreas & Johnson , Kristina, 2014. "State Control and the Effects of Foreign Relations on Bilateral Trade," Working Papers 0576, University of Heidelberg, Department of Economics.
    4. Lin, Faqin & Hu, Cui & Fuchs, Andreas, 2016. "How Do Firms Respond to Political Tensions? The Heterogeneity of the Dalai Lama Effect on Trade," Working Papers 0628, University of Heidelberg, Department of Economics.

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    Keywords

    international trade; firm ownership; export margins; credit constraints; financial development;

    JEL classification:

    • F10 - International Economics - - Trade - - - General
    • F14 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Empirical Studies of Trade
    • F23 - International Economics - - International Factor Movements and International Business - - - Multinational Firms; International Business
    • F36 - International Economics - - International Finance - - - Financial Aspects of Economic Integration
    • G32 - Financial Economics - - Corporate Finance and Governance - - - Financing Policy; Financial Risk and Risk Management; Capital and Ownership Structure; Value of Firms; Goodwill

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