The great trade collapse and Indian firms

Chakraborty, Pavel (2018) The great trade collapse and Indian firms. The World Economy, 41 (1). pp. 100-125. ISSN 0378-5920

Full text not available from this repository.


The collapse in global trade during the 2008–09 crisis has been widely studied using the developed nation(s) data. I use firm-level data from Indian manufacturers to show that: (a) Indian firms experience strong negative demand shocks concerning their exports to the USA and the EU, the effect being significantly higher in case of the USA. Results assert that 1% increase in the exposure towards the crisis-affected zones (the USA and the EU combined) reduces an average Indian manufacturing firm's export earnings by 1.17%–1.36%; (b) trade in consumer non-durables and durables are the two most affected sectors, impact being higher for the latter; (c) evidence in support of similar effects throughout the size distribution of firms, with the effect being highest for small or the most vulnerable firms; (d) drop in demand, as a result of the 2008–09 crisis, only affects the high-exposure industries. My results are robust to IV analysis and a variety of checks.

Item Type:
Journal Article
Journal or Publication Title:
The World Economy
Uncontrolled Keywords:
ID Code:
Deposited By:
Deposited On:
22 Jan 2018 15:10
Last Modified:
19 Apr 2022 02:07