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.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Economics and Econometrics
- Economics, Econometrics and Finance(all)