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Estonian Government Measures for Exporters in Times of Crisis

  • This essay is about Estonia’s measures to help its exporters responding to COVID-19. The purpose is to analyse the companies’ need for help measures and the governmental objectives behind the measures and finally to analyse the possible effects. We used the two latest surveys dealing with the entrepreneurship situation and conducted two inter-views with governmental representatives exposing theirThis essay is about Estonia’s measures to help its exporters responding to COVID-19. The purpose is to analyse the companies’ need for help measures and the governmental objectives behind the measures and finally to analyse the possible effects. We used the two latest surveys dealing with the entrepreneurship situation and conducted two inter-views with governmental representatives exposing their objectives. The outcomes show that more than half of Estonian companies are asking for governmental help mainly as a consequence of a drop of demand. Limiting the increase of unemployment and bankrupt-cies as well as strengthening the economic recovery were identified as the main govern-mental objectives while restraining fiscal costs is a subordinated objective but becomes more important the more money will be spent. The help measures offered by KredEx are in line with these objectives. After the crisis the implications of the established measures should be analysed so that others can learn from the Estonian Government’s approach.show moreshow less

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Author:Marco Mütsch, André Becher, Erki Aamer
Year of Publication:2020
Pagenumber:13
Language:English
Tag:COVID-19; Corona; Crisis; Estonia; Government Measures
DDC classes:300 Sozialwissenschaften / 380 Handel, Kommunikation, Verkehr
Series (Serial Number):IfTI Working Paper (6 (2020))
Advisor:Andreas Klasen, Thomas Baumgärtler
Document Type:Study Thesis
Acces Right:Frei zugänglich
Institutes:Hochschule Offenburg / Projekte / Government Measures in Times of COVID-19
SWB-ID:1728807727
Release Date:2020/09/03
Licence (German):License LogoEs gilt das UrhG
URN:urn:nbn:de:bsz:ofb1-opus4-41402