Talk:Export credit agency

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ECA template needed[edit]

If I understood enough about the wikipedia, I would make an Export Credit Agencies template similar to the "This is part of a series on" table on Scientology. It's going to take *a lot* of work to sort out this industry. I suppose that is always the case when there is lots of money involved. Or, I guess in this case, *all* of the money involved. Jeff Carr 04:08, 24 January 2006 (UTC)

Need a "How a ECA works" section[edit]

This article is in need of an Expert. Jeff Carr 04:09, 24 January 2006 (UTC) There is an excellent book published by the OECD. The link to the google book is:

It expains about each memeber and non member of the ECA, and each of their structure in detail. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 17:19, 4 September 2008 (UTC)

Unsubstantiated and biased[edit]

Oddly, I am not permitted to edit this entry at this time.

Anyway, the data provided here do not give sources -- or even dates -- and are thus completely useless and unreliable.

The reference to critics should probably be supported and balanced, else excised. ("The activities of ECAs are considered by some, such as Noam Chomsky, to be a type of welfare for large corporations. ECAs are also criticised for insuring companies against political actions which aim to protect workers' rights, other human rights or the natural environment in the countries where the investment is being made.") My personal views are irrelevant, but the reference to Noam Chomsky hardly lends credence if we are to judge criticism based on the evidence, not least in peer-reviewed journals.

Similarly, the comment from critics should be set against a better representation of what supporters say about these Agencies' activities. Again, without indulging in any statement based on my personal beliefs, it should be noted that ECAs advocates provide justificaitons that go well beyond ordered trading, not least in providing impoverished countries access to desperately needed goods that they otherwise would not have. These arguments are very well summarized and considered decades ago by Baron (Baron, David P. The Export-Import Bank: An Economic Analysis. Academic Press. 1983) and Eaton (Eaton, Jonathan. “Credit Policy and International Competition.” Strategic Trade Policy and the New International Economics, ed. Paul Krugman. MIT Press, Cambridge Mass. 1988). There are recent studies about the role of officially supported export credits in agriculure, one of the sectors as yet undisciplined by the Arrangement (OECD. “An Analysis of Officially Supported Export Credits in Agriculture.” COM/AGR/TD/WP(2000)91/FINAL. December, 2000). —The preceding unsigned comment was added by EconLogic (talkcontribs) 13:55, 11 May 2007 (UTC).

Economist article[edit]

A good starting point for anyone who may want to rewrite this article may be the following article on ECAs: The cavalry of commerce of April 8th 2009 from The Economist.--Mschiffler (talk) 20:35, 11 April 2009 (UTC)