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Financial Development and International Trade

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  • Fernando Leibovici

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This paper studies the industry-level and aggregate implications of financial development on international trade. I set up a multi-industry general equilibrium model of international trade with heterogeneous firms subject to export entry costs and financial frictions, in which industries differ in their dependence on external finance. The model is parametrized to match key features of plant-level data. I find that financial frictions have a large effect on the extent of international trade across industries, but a negligible impact at the aggregate-level. I show that these findings are consistent with estimates from cross-country industry- and aggregate-level data.

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  • Fernando Leibovici, 2015. "Financial Development and International Trade," Working Papers 2015_3, York University, Department of Economics.
  • Handle: RePEc:yca:wpaper:2015_3
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    1. Kohn, David & Leibovici, Fernando & Szkup, Michal, 2020. "Financial frictions and export dynamics in large devaluations," Journal of International Economics, Elsevier, vol. 122(C).
    2. Niepmann, Friederike & Schmidt-Eisenlohr, Tim, 2017. "No guarantees, no trade: How banks affect export patterns," Journal of International Economics, Elsevier, vol. 108(C), pages 338-350.
    3. Andreasen, Eugenia & Bauducco, Sofía & Dardati, Evangelina, 2017. "Capital Controls and Firm Performance: The Effects of the Chilean Encaje," Research Department working papers 1153, CAF Development Bank Of Latinamerica.
    4. Daniel Paravisini & Veronica Rappoport & Philipp Schnabl & Daniel Wolfenzon, 2015. "Dissecting the Effect of Credit Supply on Trade: Evidence from Matched Credit-Export Data," Review of Economic Studies, Oxford University Press, vol. 82(1), pages 333-359.
    5. David Kohn & Fernando Leibovici & Michal Szkup, 2016. "Financial Frictions And New Exporter Dynamics," International Economic Review, Department of Economics, University of Pennsylvania and Osaka University Institute of Social and Economic Research Association, vol. 57, pages 453-486, May.
    6. Kohn, David & Leibovici, Fernando & Szkup, Michal, 2017. "Financial Frictions, Trade, and Misallocation," Research Department working papers 1106, CAF Development Bank Of Latinamerica.
    7. N.R. Ramírez-Rondán & Marco E. Terrones & Andrea Vilchez, 2018. "Does financial sector development affect the growth gains from trade openness?," Working Papers 130, Peruvian Economic Association.
    8. David Perez-Reyna & Filippo Rebessi, 2018. "Devaluations and Growth: The Role of Financial Development," 2018 Meeting Papers 1118, Society for Economic Dynamics.
    9. Gnangnon, Sèna Kimm, 2019. "Financial Development and Tax Revenue in Developing Countries: Investigating the International Trade and Economic Growth Channels," EconStor Preprints 206628, ZBW - Leibniz Information Centre for Economics.

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