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Determinants of Import Demand in Thailand

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  • Dipendra Sinha
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    This study estimates an aggregate import demand function for Thailand. The earlier studies on import demand based on time series date did not deal with the issue of stationarity of the time series before estimation. Using the cointegration approach, we find aggregate import demand for Thailand to be price inelastic, cross price inelastic (with respect to domestic price) and income inelastic in the short run. In the long run, aggregate import demand is still price inelastic and cross price inelastic. However, aggregate import demand is highly income elastic in the long run. [C22, F14]

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    Article provided by Taylor & Francis Journals in its journal International Economic Journal.

    Volume (Year): 11 (1997)
    Issue (Month): 4 ()
    Pages: 73-873

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    3. Sadaf Majeed & Abdul Waheed, 2012. "Analyzing the Import Demand Function with Expenditure Components: Evidence from Pakistan," Transition Studies Review, Springer, vol. 19(2), pages 245-259, November.
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    5. Tuck Cheong Tang, 2002. "Aggregate Import Demand Behavior For Indonesia: Evidence From The Bounds Testing Approach," IIUM Journal of Economics and Management, IIUM Journal of Economis and Management, vol. 10(2), pages 179-199, December.
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    7. Narayan, Paresh Kumar & Narayan, Seema, 2005. "Estimating income and price elasticities of imports for Fiji in a cointegration framework," Economic Modelling, Elsevier, vol. 22(3), pages 423-438, May.
    8. Agbola, Frank W. & Damoense, Maylene Y., 2003. "An empirical examination of import demand for pulses in India," 2003 Conference (47th), February 12-14, 2003, Fremantle, Australia 57823, Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society.
    9. Tang Tuck Cheong, 2003. "Aggregate Import Demand Function For Eighteen Oic Countries: A Cointegration Analysis," IIUM Journal of Economics and Management, IIUM Journal of Economis and Management, vol. 11(2), pages 167-195, December.
    10. Khurram Ashfaq Baluch & Syed Kalim Hyder Bukhari, 2012. "Price and Income Elasticity of Imports: The Case of Pakistan," Working Papers id:4899, eSocialSciences.
    11. Camacho-Gutiérrez, Pablo, 2010. "Dynamic OLS estimation of the U.S. import demand for Mexican crude oil," MPRA Paper 30608, University Library of Munich, Germany.

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