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The J- and S-curves: a survey of the recent literature

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  • Mohsen Bahmani-Oskooee
  • Scott W. Hegerty

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Purpose - Since the introduction of the concepts of the J- and S-curves, many researchers have tried to verify their validity empirically. This paper aims to review the related papers and to offer direction for future research. Design/methodology/approach - This is a review paper. As such, no method is employed here. Rather, the methodologies used by others to test the J- and S-curves are explained and reviewed. Findings - No new findings are offered since this is a review paper. Practical implications - The J- and S-curves show whether currency depreciation worsens the trade balance first before improving it. Since the majority of studies are country-specific, policymakers could benefit by learning whether currency depreciation will be effective in improving the trade balance. Originality/value - This is a literature review paper and its originality is in terms of collecting the literature together and presenting it in one single paper.

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  • Mohsen Bahmani-Oskooee & Scott W. Hegerty, 2010. "The J- and S-curves: a survey of the recent literature," Journal of Economic Studies, Emerald Group Publishing, vol. 37(6), pages 580-596, November.
  • Handle: RePEc:eme:jespps:v:37:y:2010:i:6:p:580-596
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