Dissecting the Effect of Credit Supply on Trade

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Philipp Schnabl

New York University (NYU) - Department of Finance; National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER); Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR)

Daniel Paravisini

London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE)

Veronica Rappoport

London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE)

Daniel Wolfenzon

Columbia Business School - Finance and Economics; National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

Date Written: November 2011

Abstract

We estimate the elasticity of exports to credit using matched customs and rm-level bank credit data from Peru. To account for non-credit determinants of exports, we compare changes in exports of the same product and to the same destination by firms borrowing from banks differentially affected by capital flow reversals during the 2008 financial crisis. A 10% decline in credit reduces by 2.3% the intensive margin of exports, by 3.6% the number of firms that continue supplying a product- destination, but has no effect on the entry margin. Overall, credit shortages explain 15% of the Peruvian exports decline during the crisis.

Suggested Citation

Schnabl, Philipp and Paravisini, Daniel and Rappoport, Veronica and Wolfenzon, Daniel, Dissecting the Effect of Credit Supply on Trade (November 2011). NYU Working Paper No. 2451/31297. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2284648

Philipp Schnabl (Contact Author)

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Daniel Paravisini

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Veronica Rappoport

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Daniel Wolfenzon

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