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How does terms of trade volatility affect macroeconomic volatility? The roles of financial development and institutions

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  • Avom, Désiré
  • Kamguia, Brice
  • Ngameni, Joseph Pasky
  • Njangang, Henri

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This paper examines the effect of terms-of-trade volatility on growth volatility. It also investigates whether financial development and institutional quality mitigate the negative effect of terms-of-trade volatility on growth volatility. The model is empirically tested for 45 African countries over the period 1997–2017. The empirical strategy is based on the generalized method of moments, and the following results are established. Strong evidence is provided to support that terms of trade volatility increases growth volatility in African countries. The results further indicate that institutional quality mitigates the negative effect of terms-of-trade volatility. When financial development is considered, we provide evidence that financial development is a shock absorber, with financial institutions having a stronger effect than financial markets. These results are robust to the use of alternative measures of growth volatility, terms of trade volatility, and different specifications.

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  • Avom, Désiré & Kamguia, Brice & Ngameni, Joseph Pasky & Njangang, Henri, 2021. "How does terms of trade volatility affect macroeconomic volatility? The roles of financial development and institutions," International Economics, Elsevier, vol. 168(C), pages 98-114.
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    DOI: 10.1016/j.inteco.2021.08.004
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    • E32 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Prices, Business Fluctuations, and Cycles - - - Business Fluctuations; Cycles
    • E44 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Money and Interest Rates - - - Financial Markets and the Macroeconomy
    • E02 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - General - - - Institutions and the Macroeconomy
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