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Financial Liberalization and the Relationship-Specificity of Exports

  • Defever, Fabrice


    (University of Nottingham)

  • Suedekum, Jens


    (Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf)

We investigate the causal impact of equity market liberalizations in the period 1980‐1997 on sectoral export performance across 91 countries. The increased availability of external finance has boosted trade of industries that intensively use relationship‐specific inputs, and lowered exports of industries using standardized inputs.

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Paper provided by Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) in its series IZA Discussion Papers with number 7479.

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Length: 11 pages
Date of creation: Jun 2013
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Publication status: published in: Economics Letters, 2014, 122 (3), 375-379
Handle: RePEc:iza:izadps:dp7479
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