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Credit constraints and margins of import: First evidence for German manufacturing enterprises

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Abstract: This study uses tailor made enterprise level data from various sources for firms from manufacturing industries to test for the link between credit constraints, measured by a credit rating score provided by a leading credit rating agency, and imports in Germany for the first time. We find empirical evidence that a better credit rating score is positively related to extensive margins of import – firms with a better score have a higher probability to import, they import more goods and they source from more countries of origin. The intensive margin of imports – the share of imports in total sales – is found not to be related to credit constraints.

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  • Wagner, Joachim, 2014. "Credit constraints and margins of import: First evidence for German manufacturing enterprises," Working Paper Series in Economics and Institutions of Innovation 344, Royal Institute of Technology, CESIS - Centre of Excellence for Science and Innovation Studies.
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    1. Joachim Wagner, 2015. "Kombinierte Firmenpaneldaten – Datenangebot und Analysepotenziale," Working Paper Series in Economics 340, University of Lüneburg, Institute of Economics.
    2. Wagner, Joachim, 2015. "A survey of empirical studies using transaction level data on exports and imports," Working Paper Series in Economics and Institutions of Innovation 416, Royal Institute of Technology, CESIS - Centre of Excellence for Science and Innovation Studies.
    3. Wagner, Joachim, 2015. "Credit constraints and the extensive margins of exports: First evidence for German manufacturing," Working Paper Series in Economics and Institutions of Innovation 399, Royal Institute of Technology, CESIS - Centre of Excellence for Science and Innovation Studies.
    4. 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), pages 215-225.
    5. Wagner, Joachim, 2015. "Credit constraints and the extensive margins of exports: First evidence for German manufacturing," Economics - The Open-Access, Open-Assessment E-Journal, Kiel Institute for the World Economy (IfW), vol. 9, pages 1-17.

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    Credit constraints; imports; Germany;

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    • F14 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Empirical Studies of Trade

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