Grant support and exporting activity


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 nonparametric 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 nonexporters to start exporting.

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Divisions: College of Business and Social Sciences > Aston Business School > Economics, Finance & Entrepreneurship
Additional Information: © 2008 by the President and Fellows of Harvard College and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Uncontrolled Keywords: government support,exporting activity,nonparametric matching procedure,difference-in-differences estimator,grants,exporting firms,international market,nonexporters,Economics and Econometrics,Social Sciences (miscellaneous)
Publication ISSN: 1530-9142
Last Modified: 06 Feb 2024 08:03
Date Deposited: 19 Sep 2011 09:32
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PURE Output Type: Article
Published Date: 2008-02
Authors: Görg, Holger
Henry, Michael
Strobl, Eric



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