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Determinants of Korean Trade Flows and their Geographical Destination

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  • Giorgianni, Lorenzo
  • Milesi-Ferretti, Gian Maria

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This paper investigates the behaviour of Korean trade flows during the last three decades, and presents estimates of aggregate export and import equations. In particular, it considers different choices for scale and price variables, and assesses the relative merits of these alternative specifications in terms of stability and forecasting performance. It also provides an assessment of the drastic change in the geographical destination of Korean exports during the 1990s.

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Paper provided by C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers in its series CEPR Discussion Papers with number 1703.

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Date of creation: Oct 1997
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Handle: RePEc:cpr:ceprdp:1703

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Keywords: Direction of Exports; Exports; Imports; Korea; Trade Elasticities;

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  1. Elisabetta Falcetti & Luis Catão, 1999. "Determinants of Argentina's External Trade," IMF Working Papers 99/121, International Monetary Fund.
  2. Diwan, Ishac & Hoekman, Bernard, 1999. "Competition, Complementarity and Contagion in East Asia," CEPR Discussion Papers 2112, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers.
  3. Duttagupta, Rupa & Spilimbergo, Antonio, 2003. "What Happened to Asian Exports During the Crisis?," CEPR Discussion Papers 4158, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers.
  4. Arslan Razmi & Robert Blecker, 2005. "Developing Country Exports of Manufactures: Moving Up the Ladder to Escape the Fallacy of Composition?," UMASS Amherst Economics Working Papers 2005-02, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Department of Economics, revised May 2006.

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