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The effect of exchange rate changes on trade balances in the short and long run

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  • R. Scott Hacker
  • Abdulnasser Hatemi-J

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Using generalized impulse response functions, this study tests for the trade J-curve for three transitional central European countries - the Czech Republic, Hungary, and Poland - in their bilateral trade with respect to Germany. Our findings suggest that for each country there are some characteristics associated with a J-curve effect: after a (real or nominal) depreciation the export-to-import ratio briefly drops to below its initial value within a few months and then rises to a long run equilibrium value higher than the initial one. Copyright (c) The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, 2004.

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  • R. Scott Hacker & Abdulnasser Hatemi-J, 2004. "The effect of exchange rate changes on trade balances in the short and long run," The Economics of Transition, The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, vol. 12(4), pages 777-799, December.
  • Handle: RePEc:bla:etrans:v:12:y:2004:i:4:p:777-799
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