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Empirical analysis of export demand behavior of LDCs: Panel cointegration approach

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  • Shigeyuki Hamori

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    (Kobe University)

  • Yoichi Matsubayashi

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    (Kobe University)

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In this paper, we use panel data to empirically analyze the stability of the export functions of LDCs for the period 1980-2004 using the nonstationary panel time series analysis. We find that the use of panel data for the region of the LDC clearly supports a cointegrating relationship. Our empirical results also show that price elasticity ranges between -0.24 and -0.34 and income elasticity ranges between 1.36 and 1.79 for the panel of LDCs.

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Article provided by AccessEcon in its journal Economics Bulletin.

Volume (Year): 29 (2009)
Issue (Month): 3 ()
Pages: 1990-1999

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Handle: RePEc:ebl:ecbull:eb-09-00469

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Keywords: LDCs; export demand function; panel unit root; panel cointegration;

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  1. Aiello, Francesco & Bonanno, Graziella & Via, Alessia, 2014. "Do export price elasticities support tensions in currency markets? Evidence from China and six OECD countries," MPRA Paper 56727, University Library of Munich, Germany.

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