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Financial Frictions and New Exporter Dynamics

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  • Fernando Leibovici

    () (Department of Economics, York University, Toronto, Canada)

  • David Kohn

    () (New York University)

  • Michal Szkup

    () (New York University)

Abstract

This paper studies the role of financial frictions as a barrier to international trade. We investigate new exporter dynamics in order to identify the extent to which these frictions affect export decisions. We study an economy with heterogeneous firms subject to financing constraints and working capital requirements, and calibrate it to match key moments from Chilean plant-level data. In contrast to standard models of international trade with sunk export entry costs, our model can account for new exporter dynamics. We find that financial frictions reduce the impact of a trade liberalization, suggesting that they constitute an important trade barrier.

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  • Fernando Leibovici & David Kohn & Michal Szkup, 2014. "Financial Frictions and New Exporter Dynamics," Working Papers 2014_4, York University, Department of Economics.
  • Handle: RePEc:yca:wpaper:2014_4
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    • F1 - International Economics - - Trade
    • F14 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Empirical Studies of Trade
    • F4 - International Economics - - Macroeconomic Aspects of International Trade and Finance
    • G32 - Financial Economics - - Corporate Finance and Governance - - - Financing Policy; Financial Risk and Risk Management; Capital and Ownership Structure; Value of Firms; Goodwill

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