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The Adjustment of Canadian Import Demand to Changes in Income, Prices, and Exchange Rates

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  • Timothy A. Deyak
  • W. Charles Sawyer
  • Richard L. Sprinkle

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This paper provides estimates of the sensitivity of Canadian import demand to changes in income, prices, and exchange rates. The model specification allows for the consideration of long-run elasticities as well as the dynamics of short-run adjustment of imports to changes in these variables. The estimated long-run elasticities obtained are similar to those in previous studies. It is also shown that Canadian imports react quickly to changes in either foreign or domestic prices, but that the reaction to changes in exchange rates is much slower.

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Article provided by Canadian Economics Association in its journal Canadian Journal of Economics.

Volume (Year): 26 (1993)
Issue (Month): 4 (November)
Pages: 890-900

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Handle: RePEc:cje:issued:v:26:y:1993:i:4:p:890-900

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Cited by:
  1. Amelia U. Santos-Paulino, 2001. "The Effects of Trade Liberalisation on Imports in Selected Developing Countries," Studies in Economics 0110, Department of Economics, University of Kent.
  2. Thomas Reininger, 2008. "Factors Driving Import Demand in Selected Central, Eastern and Southeastern European Countries," Focus on European Economic Integration, Oesterreichische Nationalbank (Austrian Central Bank), issue 1, pages 100-125.
  3. Robert A. Amano & Tony S. Wirjanto, 1994. "The Dynamic Behaviour of Canadian Imports and the Linear-Quadratic Model: Evidence Based on the Euler Equation," Econometrics 9406002, EconWPA.
  4. Efthymios Tsionas & Dimitris Christopoulos, 2004. "International Evidence on Import Demand," Empirica, Springer, vol. 31(1), pages 43-53, March.
  5. Amano, Robert A. & Wirjanto, Tony S., 1997. "Adjustment costs and import demand behavior: evidence from Canada and the United States," Journal of International Money and Finance, Elsevier, vol. 16(3), pages 461-476, June.
  6. Pavel Kadochnikov, 2006. "An Analysis of Import Substitution in Russia after the 1998 Crisis," Research Paper Series, Gaidar Institute for Economic Policy, issue 95, pages 148.
  7. Jaime Marquez, 1995. "A century of trade elasticities for Canada, Japan, and the United States," International Finance Discussion Papers 531, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (U.S.).

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