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Export Credit Gurantees, Moral Hazard and Exports Quality

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  • Maria del Carmen Garcia-Alonso

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  • Paul Levine
  • Antonia Morga

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We analyse the role played by Export Credit Guarantees (ECGs) to encourage exports to developing countries. The existence of moral hazard on the side of the firm is introduced. We show that the inability of the exporter's government to verify the actual quality of the product will limit its ability to encourage trade through ECGs, once the coverage provided goes beyond a certain threshold. This result provides a rationale behind the limited coverage on ECGs.

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  • Maria del Carmen Garcia-Alonso & Paul Levine & Antonia Morga, 2004. "Export Credit Gurantees, Moral Hazard and Exports Quality," Studies in Economics 0402, School of Economics, University of Kent.
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    Keywords

    export credit guarantees; offsets; moral hazard;

    JEL classification:

    • F12 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Models of Trade with Imperfect Competition and Scale Economies; Fragmentation
    • H56 - Public Economics - - National Government Expenditures and Related Policies - - - National Security and War
    • L10 - Industrial Organization - - Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance - - - General

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