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How firms export: processing vs. ordinary trade with financial frictions

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The fragmentation of production across borders allows firms to make and export final goods, or to perform only intermediate stages of production by processing imported inputs for re-exporting. We examine how financial frictions affect companies' choice between processing and ordinary trade – implicitly a choice of production technology and position in global supply chains – and how this decision affects performance. We exploit matched customs and balance-sheet data from China, where exports a...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
Version:
Accepted manuscript

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, SSD, Economics
Publisher:
Elsevier Publisher's website
Journal:
Journal of International Economics Journal website
Publication date:
2016-03-03
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ISSN:
0022-1996
URN:
uuid:56418cf9-7434-4984-8c91-9c0d3a94f106
Source identifiers:
605801
Local pid:
pubs:605801

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