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Do the Swedish Trade Council and the Foreign Service Promote Exports?

Welander, Anna LU (2011) NEKM01 20111
Department of Economics
Abstract
Export promotion policies are widely used in most countries. The aim is to increase exports to foreign markets and in this, Sweden is no exception. In this study, my objective is to investigate whether Swedish export-promoting activities abroad, realized through the Swedish Trade Council (STC) and the Foreign Service (i.e. embassies and consulates), are associated with higher aggregate Swedish merchandise exports. I estimate a panel data specification of the gravity model, widely used in analyzing international trade, for the period 1995-2009. The empirical results suggest that there is a positive systematic relationship between the STC, the Foreign Service and total Swedish exports and that Swedish representation abroad have an increasing... (More)
Export promotion policies are widely used in most countries. The aim is to increase exports to foreign markets and in this, Sweden is no exception. In this study, my objective is to investigate whether Swedish export-promoting activities abroad, realized through the Swedish Trade Council (STC) and the Foreign Service (i.e. embassies and consulates), are associated with higher aggregate Swedish merchandise exports. I estimate a panel data specification of the gravity model, widely used in analyzing international trade, for the period 1995-2009. The empirical results suggest that there is a positive systematic relationship between the STC, the Foreign Service and total Swedish exports and that Swedish representation abroad have an increasing effect on trade in more marginal export markets. (Less)
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author
Welander, Anna LU
supervisor
organization
course
NEKM01 20111
year
type
H1 - Master's Degree (One Year)
subject
keywords
Export Promotion, Swedish Exports, the Swedish Trade Council, the Foreign Service, Panel Gravity Model
language
English
id
2155326
date added to LUP
2011-09-27 09:03:54
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  abstract     = {Export promotion policies are widely used in most countries. The aim is to increase exports to foreign markets and in this, Sweden is no exception. In this study, my objective is to investigate whether Swedish export-promoting activities abroad, realized through the Swedish Trade Council (STC) and the Foreign Service (i.e. embassies and consulates), are associated with higher aggregate Swedish merchandise exports. I estimate a panel data specification of the gravity model, widely used in analyzing international trade, for the period 1995-2009. The empirical results suggest that there is a positive systematic relationship between the STC, the Foreign Service and total Swedish exports and that Swedish representation abroad have an increasing effect on trade in more marginal export markets.},
  author       = {Welander, Anna},
  keyword      = {Export Promotion,Swedish Exports,the Swedish Trade Council,the Foreign Service,Panel Gravity Model},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Do the Swedish Trade Council and the Foreign Service Promote Exports?},
  year         = {2011},
}