Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/95905
Authors: 
Wagner, Joachim
Year of Publication: 
2014
Series/Report no.: 
University of Lüneburg Working Paper Series in Economics 294
Abstract: 
This study uses tailor made enterprise level data from various sources for firms from manufacturing industries to test for the link between credit constraints, measured by a credit rating score provided by a leading credit rating agency, and imports in Germany for the first time. We find empirical evidence that a better credit rating score is positively related to extensive margins of import - firms with a better score have a higher probability to import, they import more goods and they source from more countries of origin. The intensive margin of imports - the share of imports in total sales - is found not to be related to credit constraints.
Subjects: 
Credit constraints
imports
Germany
JEL: 
F14
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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