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Estimating Import Demand and Export Supply Elasticities

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  • Marcelo Olarreaga
  • Hiau Looi Kee
  • Alessandro Nicita

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The objective of this paper is to provide estimates of import demand and export supply elasticities for around 4200 goods (six digit of the Harmonized System) in 117 countries. The empirical methodology follows the GDP function approach of Kohli (1991), which allows sufficient flexibility in terms of functional forms. Patterns found in the estimated elasticities are discussed. The estimates and their standard errors can be downloaded from a companion file

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Paper provided by Econometric Society in its series Econometric Society 2004 North American Summer Meetings with number 368.

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Date of creation: 11 Aug 2004
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Handle: RePEc:ecm:nasm04:368

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  1. Patrizia Tumbarello, 2005. "Regional Trade Integration and WTO Accession," IMF Working Papers 05/94, International Monetary Fund.
  2. Walkenhorst, Peter & Cattaneo, Olivier, 2006. "Trade, Diversification and Growth in Nigeria," MPRA Paper 23735, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  3. Walkenhorst, Peter, 2006. "Uganda’s Access to Global and Regional Markets," MPRA Paper 23575, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  4. Limao, Nuno & Olarreaga, Marcelo, 2005. "Trade preferences to small developing countries and the welfare costs of lost multilateral liberalization," Policy Research Working Paper Series 3565, The World Bank.
  5. Silva, Peri, 2011. "The role of importers and exporters in the determination of the U.S. tariff preferences granted to Latin America," Journal of Development Economics, Elsevier, vol. 94(2), pages 207-219, March.

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