Case | HBS Case Collection | October 2010 (Revised November 2010)

The Export-Import Bank of the United States

by C. Fritz Foley and Matthew Johnson


In the fall of 2009, Fred Hochberg, chairman of the Export-Import Bank of the United States (Ex-Im), and his team struggled to find a way to help finance the sale of Boeing aircraft to Emirates. Ex-Im responds to the challenges in the credit market with an innovative offering. This case provides students with an opportunity to analyze the structure and activities of an export credit agency and to value the expected costs of issuing a loan guarantee.

Keywords: Trade; Credit; Financing and Loans; International Finance; Banking Industry; United States;


Foley, C. Fritz, and Matthew Johnson. "The Export-Import Bank of the United States." Harvard Business School Case 211-032, October 2010. (Revised November 2010.)