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Determination of Aggregate Imports Function: Time Series Evidence for Tunisia

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  • Haider Mehmood

    () (COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Lahore, Pakistan)

  • Amjad Ali

    (National College of Business Administration and Economics (NCBA&E), Lahore, Pakistan)

  • Muhammad Irfan Chani

    (National College of Business Administration and Economics (NCBA&E), Lahore, Pakistan)

Abstract

The objective of present study is to examine the role of import demand function for Tunisia. We utilize Autoregressive Distributed Lag (ADRL) to bound testing approach to cointegration. The time period include for this purpose starts from 1980 and ends at 2009. The overall results indicate that long run relationship exist among import demand, household consumption and exports in Tunisia. Furthermore, import demand of Tunisia is highly elastic for final consumption of household and exports of Tunisia but it is inelastic in case of investment as well as relative prices in long run. But in short run, import demand reveals that inelastic behavior relative to final consumption of household, domestic investment, exports, and relative prices in Tunisia. Our results provide new insights for policy to reconsider the import demand function in Tunisia.

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  • Haider Mehmood & Amjad Ali & Muhammad Irfan Chani, 2013. "Determination of Aggregate Imports Function: Time Series Evidence for Tunisia," International Journal of Economics and Empirical Research (IJEER), The Economics and Social Development Organization (TESDO), vol. 1(6), pages 74-82, June.
  • Handle: RePEc:ijr:journl:v:1:y:2013:i:6:p:74-82
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    Cited by:

    1. Sonia Liaqat & Muhammad Irfan Chani, 2018. "The Impact of Exports Diversification on Economic Growth: Evidence from Pakistan," Bulletin of Business and Economics (BBE), Research Foundation for Humanity (RFH), vol. 7(4), pages 156-168, December.
    2. Zeshan Arshad & Saba Mukhtar & Amina Bibi & Azeema Zia, 2015. "Imports and Exports of Pakistan Time Series (1970-2013)," International Journal of Economics and Empirical Research (IJEER), The Economics and Social Development Organization (TESDO), vol. 3(10), pages 473-478, October.

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    Keywords

    Import Demand; House Hold Consumption; Exports; Relative Prices; ARDL;

    JEL classification:

    • F14 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Empirical Studies of Trade
    • F41 - International Economics - - Macroeconomic Aspects of International Trade and Finance - - - Open Economy Macroeconomics
    • F10 - International Economics - - Trade - - - General

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