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The Growth Dynamics of New Export Entrants in Kenya: a Survival Analysis

Peter W. Chacha and Lawrence Edwards
This paper uses firm-level transaction dataset from Kenya to examine the entry and growth dynamics of new exporters in international markets and the factors associated with survival in foreign markets. The findings show that for the new exporters, once their trade relationship manages to survive...
Sep 2017
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Trade Liberalization, Rival Exporters and Reallocation of Production: An Analysis of Indian Manufacturing

Lawrence Edwards and Asha Sundaram
Employing a difference-in-difference estimation technique on firm-level data on Indian exporters, we show that the removal of US textile and apparel quotas was associated with a relative increase in sales of products where India was previously quota-restricted, but a relative decrease in sales of...
Jun 2015
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Measuring the Impact of Trade Finance on South African Export Flows

Marcel Kohler and Adrian Saville
Trade finance (or short-term credit) plays a crucial role in facilitating international trade yet is particularly vulnerable to financial crises as banks increase the pricing on all trade finance transactions to cover increased funding costs and higher credit risks. Whereas South Africa’s financial...
Aug 2011
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Application of a multi-criteria integrated portfolio model for quantifying South Africa’s crude oil import risk

H Amusa, N Wabiri and K Chetty
The availability of secure energy resources at sustainable quantities and affordable prices is fundamental to South Africa’s current objective of enhancing and sustaining its current growth trajectory. Economic reforms, since the early 1990s, have led to the economy growing at an average rate of...
Dec 2008
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