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The J-Curve at the industry level: evidence from U.S.-India trade


  • Mohsen Bahmani-Oskooee

    () (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee)

  • Rajarshi Mitra

    () (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee)


Previous studies that investigated the impact of real depreciation of the rupee on Indian trade balance used aggregate trade data and provided mixed results. One recent study disaggregated the trade data between India and the rest of the world and used bilateral trade data between India and her seven major trading partners. No significant relation was found between the real exchange rate and the bilateral trade balance between India and her major partner, the U.S. In this paper we disaggregate the trade data between India and the U.S. at industry level and use trade data from 38 industries to show that in most industries while real depreciation of the rupee has short-run effects, the short-run effects last into the long run in almost half of these industries.

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  • Mohsen Bahmani-Oskooee & Rajarshi Mitra, 2009. "The J-Curve at the industry level: evidence from U.S.-India trade," Economics Bulletin, AccessEcon, vol. 29(2), pages 1520-1529.
  • Handle: RePEc:ebl:ecbull:eb-09-00308

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    1. Mohsen Bahmani-Oskooee & Rustam Jamilov, 2014. "Export diversification and the S-curve effect in a resource-rich state: evidence from Azerbaijan," Economic Change and Restructuring, Springer, vol. 47(2), pages 135-154, May.
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    Industry Data; India; U.S.; Trade Balance;

    JEL classification:

    • F3 - International Economics - - International Finance
    • F0 - International Economics - - General


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