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Determinants of Korean Trade Flows and their Geographical Destination

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  • Gian-Maria Milesi-Ferretti
  • Lorenzo Giorgianni

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This paper investigates the behavior 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 International Monetary Fund in its series IMF Working Papers with number 97/54.

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Length: 47
Date of creation: 01 Apr 1997
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Handle: RePEc:imf:imfwpa:97/54

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  1. Clarida, Richard H, 1994. "Cointegration, Aggregate Consumption, and the Demand for Imports: A Structural Econometric Investigation," American Economic Review, American Economic Association, vol. 84(1), pages 298-308, March.
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  1. Arslan Razmi & Robert Blecker, 2008. "Developing Country Exports of Manufactures: Moving Up the Ladder to Escape the Fallacy of Composition?," Journal of Development Studies, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 44(1), pages 21-48.
  2. Elisabetta Falcetti & Luis Catão, 1999. "Determinants of Argentina's External Trade," IMF Working Papers 99/121, International Monetary Fund.
  3. Diwan, Ishac & Hoekman, Bernard, 1999. "Competition, Complementarity and Contagion in East Asia," CEPR Discussion Papers 2112, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers.
  4. Antonio Spilimbergo & Rupa Duttagupta, 2000. "What Happened to Asian Exports During the Crisis?," IMF Working Papers 00/200, International Monetary Fund.

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