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The Impact of Export Promotion Institutions on Trade: Is It the Intensive or the Extensive Margin?

  • Christian Volpe Martincus
  • Jerónimo Carballo
  • Andrés Gallo

This paper provides evidence on the channels through which export promotion institutions affect bilateral trade using a sample of Latin American and Caribbean countries over the period 1995-2004. We find that these institutions have a larger impact on the extensive margin of exports, especially in the case of trade promotion organizations.

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Paper provided by Inter-American Development Bank in its series IDB Publications (Working Papers) with number 36765.

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