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How integrated are tropical timber markets?

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    The tropical timber market is characterized by multiple species, multiple products, and regional patterns of trade and production. In such a market, finding a representative price is a difficult and perhaps an irrelevant task. So Varangis conducted tests to see whether prices from different species, products, and regions move together, at least in the long run. If they do, the use of a representative price may be appropriate. The analysis could also be seen as a test of whether the Asian and African/European markets are interdependent.

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    Paper provided by The World Bank in its series Policy Research Working Paper Series with number 465.

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    Date of creation: 31 Aug 1990
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    Handle: RePEc:wbk:wbrwps:465

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    Keywords: Environmental Economics&Policies; Silviculture; Access to Markets; Markets and Market Access; Economic Theory&Research;

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    1. Perron, Pierre, 1989. "The Great Crash, the Oil Price Shock, and the Unit Root Hypothesis," Econometrica, Econometric Society, vol. 57(6), pages 1361-1401, November.
    2. Sargan, John Denis & Bhargava, Alok, 1983. "Testing Residuals from Least Squares Regression for Being Generated by the Gaussian Random Walk," Econometrica, Econometric Society, vol. 51(1), pages 153-74, January.
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    5. Palaskas, Theodosios & Varangis, Panos, 1989. "Primary commodity prices and macroeconomic variables : a long run relationship," Policy Research Working Paper Series 314, The World Bank.
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