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Merchandise Export Demand Function For Egypt: A Panel Data Analysis


  • IBRAHIM, Mohamed Abbas


This study empirically estimates the critical parameters of merchandise export demand function for Egypt by using annual time series-cross section data (1990-2008) and by applying fixed effects model. The empirical results confirm that there exists a significant relationship among the real value of merchandise exports for Egypt and trade partner's real income, relative export price, and trade partner's real exchange rates. Our estimation results show that all variables have a significant relation and its theoretical expected sign (positive for both real income and real exchange rate but negative for relative price), and the elasticities of real income, relative price and real exchange rate are smaller than unity.

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  • IBRAHIM, Mohamed Abbas, 2012. "Merchandise Export Demand Function For Egypt: A Panel Data Analysis," Applied Econometrics and International Development, Euro-American Association of Economic Development, vol. 12(1).
  • Handle: RePEc:eaa:aeinde:v:12:y:2012:i:1_8

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    1. Mohammed Abdullah Aljebrin, 2012. "The Determinants of Arab Countries Demand for Saudi Exports: Panel Data Evidence," Research in World Economy, Research in World Economy, Sciedu Press, vol. 3(2), pages 20-28, September.
    2. Wani, Mr. Nassir Ul Haq & Dhami, Dr. Jasdeep Kaur & Sidana, Dr. Neeru, 2016. "India's trade linkage with BRCS: An econometric study," MPRA Paper 81949, University Library of Munich, Germany, revised 18 Mar 2017.

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    Export demand; merchandise trade; Fixed Effects Model; Trade policy.;

    JEL classification:

    • C23 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Single Equation Models; Single Variables - - - Models with Panel Data; Spatio-temporal Models
    • F13 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Trade Policy; International Trade Organizations
    • F14 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Empirical Studies of Trade


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