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Exporters in the financial crisis

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  • Görg, Holger
  • Spaliara, Marina-Eliza

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Using a large panel of UK manufacturing firms over the period 2000-2009, we consider how firms responded during the most recent financial crisis, estimating models for export market participation decisions and firm growth and survival. The results indicate that financial variables are highly important in predicting export market entry, especially in the midst of the global financial crisis. With respect to firm growth and survival, we find that starters and continuous exporters are more likely to perform well in and out of the crisis than non-exporters.

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  • Görg, Holger & Spaliara, Marina-Eliza, 2014. "Exporters in the financial crisis," Kiel Working Papers 1919, Kiel Institute for the World Economy (IfW).
  • Handle: RePEc:zbw:ifwkwp:1919
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    Keywords

    exports; financial crisis; financial health;

    JEL classification:

    • F1 - International Economics - - Trade
    • L2 - Industrial Organization - - Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behavior
    • G3 - Financial Economics - - Corporate Finance and Governance

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