We Need Export Lending

By David Griffith and Michael R. Czinkota*

At more than twenty-five percent of U.S. GDP, exports are essential to economic recovery. Export finance is a core underpinning, which makes transactions happen. However, current export lending policies and evaluations no longer suit the conditions of the global economy. Our research of export financing practices finds significant shortcomings in current lending performance. To bridge this private sector gap, the Charter of the Export-Import Bank of the United States, which provides crucial funding to exporters, needs to be re-authorized by Congress[…]

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David Griffith is a chaired professor of marketing at Michigan State University. Prof. Michael R. Czinkota teaches at Georgetown University.