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The Export Insurance System and Export Supply of Britain

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  • Jai S. Mah

    (Dankook University)

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This paper examines whether or not the export insurance subsidy provided by the British government has promoted Britain.s export supply. Unlike previous studies on the effectiveness of export subsidy in export supply, the current study examines the stationarity nature of the concerned variables. The unit root tests show that all concerned variables are integrated of order one. According to Johansen cointegration test, the concerned variables are not cointegrated. The empirical evidences using the first differenced data show that the export subsidy in terms of provision of export insurances by the government is not statistically significant in increasing export supply.

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  • Jai S. Mah, 2003. "The Export Insurance System and Export Supply of Britain," Working papers 2003-44, University of Connecticut, Department of Economics.
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    1. H. Molana & A. H. Mozayani, 2006. "Is monetary discipline a precondition for the effectiveness of Iran's export promotion policies?," Journal of International Development, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., vol. 18(3), pages 319-330.
    2. Helmers, Christian & Trofimenko, Natalia, 2009. "Export subsidies in a heterogeneous firms framework," Kiel Working Papers 1476, Kiel Institute for the World Economy (IfW).

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    Keywords

    export insurance; export supply; U.K.;

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    • F13 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Trade Policy; International Trade Organizations

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