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Empirical analysis of import demand behavior of least developed countries

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  • Yoichi Matsubayashi

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  • Shigeyuki Hamori

    () (Kobe University)

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This paper examines the long-run stability of import demand function in Least Developed Countries (LDC) using recently developed panel cointegration techniques. We test for cointegration using two data sets: a) annual data for 15 countries between 1965 and 2004 and b) annual data for 22 countries between 1984 and 2004. We find that cointegration is present and that, indeed, there is a stable import demand function in these economies. The income elasticity ranges from 1.26 to 1.69 and price elasticity ranges from -0.72 to -0.75.

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  • Yoichi Matsubayashi & Shigeyuki Hamori, 2009. "Empirical analysis of import demand behavior of least developed countries," Economics Bulletin, AccessEcon, vol. 29(2), pages 1443-1458.
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    1. AYODOTUN, Ayorinde & FARAYIBI, Adesoji, 2016. "An Empirical Analysis of the Structure of Imports in Sub-Sahara Africa," MPRA Paper 73278, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    2. Shigeyuki Hamori & Yoichi Matsubayashi, 2009. "Empirical analysis of export demand behavior of LDCs: Panel cointegration approach," Economics Bulletin, AccessEcon, vol. 29(3), pages 1990-1999.
    3. AYODOTUN, Ayorinde & FARAYIBI, Adesoji, 2016. "Modelling the Determinants of Import Demand in Sub-Sahara Africa," MPRA Paper 73225, University Library of Munich, Germany.

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    import demand; panel unit root; panel cointegration; LDC;

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    • F4 - International Economics - - Macroeconomic Aspects of International Trade and Finance

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