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US-Thailand trade at the commodity level and the role of the real exchange rate

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  • Bahmani-Oskooee, Mohsen
  • Satawatananon, Kaveepot

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Previous studies that have investigated the impact of real depreciation of the Thai baht on Thailand's trade flows have either used aggregate trade data between Thailand and the rest of the world, or between Thailand and its major trading partners. These studies have provided mixed results. In this paper, we disaggregate the trade flows between Thailand and its major trading partner, the US, by commodity and investigate the impact of currency depreciation on the export earnings of 118 American exporting industries and the outpayments of 42 American importing industries. While most industries are affected in the short run, the short-run results last into the long run in several small industries. The inpayments of large exporting industries and the outpayments of large importing industries are not affected. Economic activity seems to be the major long-run determinant of the performance of most industries.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Journal of Asian Economics.

Volume (Year): 21 (2010)
Issue (Month): 6 (December)
Pages: 514-525

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Handle: RePEc:eee:asieco:v:21:y:2010:i:6:p:514-525

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Keywords: Thailand US Commodity trade Bounds testing;

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