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Credit Market Imperfections and Patterns of International Trade and Capital Flows

  • Kiminori Matsuyama

    (Department of Economics, Northwestern University)

In a world where credit relationships are subject to a variety of agency problems, corporate governance, contractual enforcement, and the balance sheet condition of the business sector are among many factors that can play an important role in the allocation of resources. This paper offers two simple models to illustrate how these factors can affect the patterns of international trade and capital flows in the presence of credit market imperfections.

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Paper provided by CIRJE, Faculty of Economics, University of Tokyo in its series CIRJE F-Series with number CIRJE-F-293.

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Length: 11 pages
Date of creation: Aug 2004
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Handle: RePEc:tky:fseres:2004cf293
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