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Foreign political instability and U.S. agricultural exports: evidence from panel data

  • Titus O. Awokuse

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    (University of Delaware)

  • Conrado M. Gempesaw II

    ()

    (University of Delaware)

The intent of this paper is to examine the impact of political instability in importing nations on U.S. agricultural trade. A panel data set representing eighty-seven importing countries covering the 1990-2000 period was used to investigate how the degree of democratic practices and three types of political instability (violent, social, and elite) affect U.S agricultural exports. The empirical results suggest that political instability do have a statistically significant effect on U.S. agricultural export demand.

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Volume (Year): 6 (2005)
Issue (Month): 15 ()
Pages: 1-12

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