Export Survival: The Role of Banks and Stock Markets
43 Pages Posted: 12 Nov 2020 Last revised: 8 Apr 2022
Date Written: April 7, 2022
Banks and stock markets play distinct roles in helping exporters survive in foreign markets, conditional on the specific financial needs of exported products. Stock markets rather than banks help exporters who lack easily collateralizable tangible assets. Active rather than large stock markets promote exports of products requiring high levels of working capital. And the trade credit can act as a substitute for external financing only from banks and only in the presence of well-established export links. These results on product-level export survival provide new insights into the transmission process from finance to the real economy.
Keywords: banks versus stock markets, transmission from finance to real economy, finance and export survival
JEL Classification: G10, G21, F14
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