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Information Barriers, Export Promotion Institutions, and the Extensive Margin of Trade

  • Christian Volpe Martincus
  • Antoni Estevadeordal
  • Andrés Gallo
  • Jessica Luna

This paper assesses role played by export promotion institutions in shaping the extensive margin of Latin American and Caribbean countries' exports over the period 1995-2004. The authors find that the presence of offices of export promotion agencies abroad favors an increase in the number of differentiated goods that are exported, whereas a larger number of diplomatic representations in the importer countries seem to be associated with exports of a larger number of homogeneous goods.

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Paper provided by Inter-American Development Bank in its series IDB Publications (Working Papers) with number 39358.

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Date of creation: Aug 2010
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Handle: RePEc:idb:brikps:39358
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