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On the Sensitivity of the Volume and Volatility of Bilateral Trade Flows to Exchange Rate Uncertainty

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  • Christopher F. Baum

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    (Boston College
    DIW Berlin)

  • Mustafa Caglayan

    (University of Sheffield)

Abstract

We present an empirical investigation of the hypotheses that exchange rate volatility may have an impact on both the volume and variability of trade flows by considering a broad set of industrial countries' bilateral real trade flows over the period 1980-1998. Similar to the findings of earlier theoretical and empirical research, our first set of results shows that the impact of exchange rate uncertainty on trade flows is indeterminate. Our second set of results provides new and novel findings that exchange rate volatility has a consistent positive and significant effect on the volatility of bilateral trade flows, helping us better understand macroeconomic volatility.

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Paper provided by Boston College Department of Economics in its series Boston College Working Papers in Economics with number 641.

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Length: 28 pages
Date of creation: 16 Apr 2006
Date of revision: 06 Feb 2008
Publication status: published, Journal of International Money and Finance, 29:79-93, 2010.
Handle: RePEc:boc:bocoec:641

Note: previously circulated as "Effects of Exchange Rate Volatility on the Volume and Volatility of Bilateral Exports"
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  2. Zhang, Guoxiong, 2012. "Bayesian estimation of exchange rate regime choice with spatial effect," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 117(3), pages 604-607.
  3. Christopher F. Baum & Mustafa Caglayan, 2008. "The Volatility of International Trade Flows and Exchange Rate Uncertainty," Boston College Working Papers in Economics 695, Boston College Department of Economics.
  4. Amalia Morales-Zumaquero & Simón Sosvilla-Rivero, 2012. "Real exchange rate volatility, financial crises and nominal exchange regimes," Working Papers 12-05, Asociación Española de Economía y Finanzas Internacionales.
  5. Demir, Firat, 2013. "Growth under exchange rate volatility: Does access to foreign or domestic equity markets matter?," Journal of Development Economics, Elsevier, vol. 100(1), pages 74-88.
  6. Halmi Mirela, 2012. "The Correlation Between The Exchange Rate And The Direct Foreign Investments," Annals of Faculty of Economics, University of Oradea, Faculty of Economics, vol. 1(1), pages 809-815, July.
  7. Auboin, Marc & Ruta, Michele, 2013. "The relationship between exchange rates and international trade: a literature review," World Trade Review, Cambridge University Press, vol. 12(03), pages 577-605, July.
  8. Grier, Kevin B. & Smallwood, Aaron D., 2013. "Exchange rate shocks and trade: A multivariate GARCH-M approach," Journal of International Money and Finance, Elsevier, vol. 37(C), pages 282-305.
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  10. Demir, Firat & Caglayan, Mustafa, 2012. "Firm Productivity, Exchange Rate Movements, Sources of Finance and Export Orientation," MPRA Paper 37397, University Library of Munich, Germany.

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