Extending the learning-by-exporting hypothesis: Introducing a credit constraint

Kazuhiko Yokota, Akinori Tomohara

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Abstract

This paper develops a theoretical framework which can be used to examine policy implications from the learning-by-exporting hypothesis. This work builds on previous theoretical literature by introducing a credit constraint. When credit is available, the analysis suggests that supporting a learning sector via an export subsidy is not necessarily advised to improve social welfare. The learning sector's goods may be over-produced (relative to another non-tradable sector goods) when consumers can borrow freely for their consumption. If the learning sector's goods are over-produced, social welfare will be improved via a tax on production.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)169-177
Number of pages9
JournalInternational Advances in Economic Research
Volume15
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes

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Credit constraints
Learning by exporting
Social welfare
Policy implications
Tax
Credit
Theoretical framework
Export subsidies

Keywords

  • Export subsidy
  • Knowledge spillover
  • Learning-by-exporting

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  • Economics, Econometrics and Finance(all)
  • Economics and Econometrics

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Extending the learning-by-exporting hypothesis : Introducing a credit constraint. / Yokota, Kazuhiko; Tomohara, Akinori.

In: International Advances in Economic Research, Vol. 15, No. 2, 2009, p. 169-177.

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