Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/3958
Authors: 
Görg, Holger
Henry, Michael
Strobl, Eric
Year of Publication: 
2007
Series/Report no.: 
CEPR Discussion Paper Series, Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR), London 6054
Abstract: 
This paper investigates whether government support can act to increase exporting activity. We use a uniquely rich data set on Irish manufacturing plants and employ an empirical strategy that combines a non-parametric matching procedure with a difference-in-differences estimator in order to deal with the potential selection problem inherent in the analysis. Our results suggest that if grants are large enough they can encourage already exporting firms to compete more effectively on the international market. However, there is little evidence that grants encourage non-exporters to start exporting.
JEL: 
F2
H2
L2
O3
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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