Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/4288
Authors: 
Görg, Holger
Henry, Michael
Strobl, Eric
Year of Publication: 
2008
Citation: 
[Journal:] The review of economics and statistics [ISSN:] 0034-6535 [Publisher:] MIT Press [Place:] Cambridge, MA [Volume:] 90 [Year:] 2008 [Issue:] 1 [Pages:] 168-174
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.
Subjects: 
exporting
subsidies
matching
difference-in-differences
JEL: 
L2
H2
F2
O3
Document Type: 
Article

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