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Relational contracts and supplier turnover in the global economy (2016)
Journal Article
Defever, F., Fischer, C., & Suedekum, J. (2016). Relational contracts and supplier turnover in the global economy. Journal of International Economics, 103, 147-165. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jinteco.2016.09.002

Headquarters and their specialized component suppliers have a vital interest in establishing long-term collaborations. When formal contracts are not enforceable, such efficiency-enhancing cooperations can be established via informal agreements, but r... Read More about Relational contracts and supplier turnover in the global economy.

Gone for good? Subsidies with export share requirements in China: 2002–13 (2015)
Journal Article
Defever, F., & Riaño, A. (2015). Gone for good? Subsidies with export share requirements in China: 2002–13. World Bank Economic Review, 29(supp 1), S135-S144. doi:10.1093/wber/lhv020

This paper presents a simple model of subsidies with export share requirements (ESR) in a heterogeneous firm environment. A two-country general equilibrium version of the model with a single 100% ESR is calibrated using firm-level data from the 2002... Read More about Gone for good? Subsidies with export share requirements in China: 2002–13.

Spatial exporters (2014)
Journal Article
Defever, F., Heid, B., & Larch, M. (2015). Spatial exporters. Journal of International Economics, 95(1), doi:10.1016/j.jinteco.2014.11.006

In this paper, we provide causal evidence that firms serve new markets which are geographically close to their prior export destinations with a higher probability than standard gravity models predict. We quantify the impact of this... Read More about Spatial exporters.

Financial liberalization and the relationship-specificity of exports (2013)
Journal Article
Defever, F., & Suedekum, J. (2014). Financial liberalization and the relationship-specificity of exports. Economics Letters, 122(3), doi:10.1016/j.econlet.2013.12.034

We investigate the causal impact of equity market liberalizations on sectoral export performance across 91 countries (1980–1997). The increased availability of external finance has boosted trade of industries that intensively use relationship-specifi... Read More about Financial liberalization and the relationship-specificity of exports.