Special Issue "International Trade and Financial Management"

A special issue of Journal of Risk and Financial Management (ISSN 1911-8074). This special issue belongs to the section "Economics and Finance".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 November 2021.

Special Issue Editor

Dr. E. M. Ekanayake
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Guest Editor
College of Business and Entrepreneurship, Bethune-Cookman University, Daytona Beach, FL 32114, USA
Interests: international finance; foreign direct investment; economics and finance; tourism economics; regional integration; international trade; exchange rate volatility

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

International trade and international financial flows such as foreign direct investment and remittances play a significant role in open economies. Such international financial flows are becoming increasingly important for developing countries given their fragile institutions and financial constraints. The situation became even more challenging in 2020 because of the pandemic. For this Special Issue of Journal of Risk and Financial Management, we welcome submissions on any topic related to international trade and finance. The purpose of this Special Issue is to collect high-quality recent research on different problems related to international trade and finance, including research pertaining, but not limited to, international trade flows, foreign direct investment, remittances, official development assistance or foreign aid, capital inflows and outflows, regional trade agreements, intra-industry trade, exchange rate volatility, trade in services, trade liberalization, direction of trade, balance of payments, trade creation and trade diversion, and outsourcing.

This Special Issue welcomes conceptual papers of around 3000 words, as well as full-length articles on various topics that pertain to international trade and finance. Both empirical and theoretical papers will be considered.

Dr. E. M. Ekanayake
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Journal of Risk and Financial Management is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.

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  • International trade
  • Foreign direct investment
  • Foreign portfolio investment
  • Capital mobility
  • Exchange rate volatility
  • Direction of trade
  • Economic integration
  • Emerging markets
  • Financial crisis
  • International finance
  • Intra-industry trade
  • Outsourcing
  • Remittances

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A Panel Study of Factor Accumulation and Export Quality
J. Risk Financial Manag. 2021, 14(9), 447; https://doi.org/10.3390/jrfm14090447 - 17 Sep 2021
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Cross-sectional data show Global North countries export higher quality products at a point in time. Product-level panel data can address if countries improve their export quality over time. The literature has addressed this practically relevant panel question only in small samples over the [...] Read more.
Cross-sectional data show Global North countries export higher quality products at a point in time. Product-level panel data can address if countries improve their export quality over time. The literature has addressed this practically relevant panel question only in small samples over the short term. We addressed it for a large sample, over the long run, focusing on the hitherto overlooked endogeneity between export quality and factor accumulation and the role of export composition. We utilized a two-tiered panel: the panel of countries and the panel of products each country trades. We found some evidence that middle-income countries often upgrade export quality within the same product, but that high- and low-income countries do this less often. Our results appear to support product cycle theory: some countries climb the value ladder, others are competed off from the ladder’s top, and new countries enter markets. Technology appears to be a potential basis for consolidating trade competitiveness over time, as skill accumulation becomes more widespread across countries and loses significance as an explanatory variable. Our results provide some explanation of why Global North countries might resist sharing technology. This research is timely with deadlocked multilateral trade negotiations and looming trade wars. It attempts to contribute to an evidence-based guide to trade policy. Full article
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