Shepherd, Ben (2012): Trade times, importing, and exporting: Firm-level evidence.
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This paper uses data on 11 industries in 85 developing countries to show that trade times matter for import and export performance at the firm-level. Firms import more intermediate inputs if import licensing times are shorter. They export more of their production if border clearance times are shorter, but tend to use third party distributors more if clearance times are longer. This is the first time that imports and indirect exports have been considered in the firm-level literature on trade facilitation.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Trade times, importing, and exporting: Firm-level evidence|
|Keywords:||Import Time; Export Time; Trade Facilitation; Developing Countries|
|Subjects:||F - International Economics > F1 - Trade > F13 - Trade Policy; International Trade Organizations
O - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth > O2 - Development Planning and Policy > O24 - Trade Policy; Factor Movement Policy; Foreign Exchange Policy
|Depositing User:||Ben Shepherd|
|Date Deposited:||04. Oct 2012 10:42|
|Last Modified:||15. Feb 2013 14:31|
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