Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/234584
Authors: 
Srhoj, Stjepan
Vitezi´c, Vanja
Wagner, Joachim
Year of Publication: 
2020
Series/Report no.: 
Working Paper Series in Economics No. 395
Abstract: 
How effective are direct government policies for boosting exports? We answer this question with a structured overview of 34 studies covering 26 countries around the world, and in doing so, we provide nine findings. We show export boosting policies are heterogenenous by design and include export promotion policies, public grants for exporters, public export guarantee schemes, subsidised export loans, and randomised foreign market access programmes. Our review provides insights into policy effectiveness with respect to extensive and intensive export margins as well as firms' production function inputs and its outputs. Heterogeneity of effects across firm characteristics is emphasised and the discussion is enriched with new evidence on spillover effects from export boosting policies. Finally, we provide back-of-the-envelope calculations of aggregate macroeconomic effects and give recommendations for policymakers. Our findings show export boosting policies are relevant and proven-to-be-effective policy instruments.
Subjects: 
export promotion policies
guarantees
grants
loans
impact evaluation
review
JEL: 
F13
F14
L15
L25
O10
O24
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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