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The S-Curve in Emerging Markets

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  • Mohsen Bahmani-Oskooee


    (Economics Department, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI 53201, USA.)

  • Ali Kutan

    (Department of Economics and Finance, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, Edwardsville, IL 62026, USA)

  • Artatrana Ratha

    (Economics Department, St Cloud State University, St Cloud, MN 56301, USA)

The cross-correlation function between terms of trade and trade balance has been found to resemble a pattern that is labelled the S-curve. Support for this pattern has been provided for developed and less developed countries by previous research. This paper investigates the S-curve for 10 emerging economies and provides further support for the S-curve using monthly trade data since these countries initiated market reforms. Comparative Economic Studies (2008) 50, 341–351. doi:10.1057/palgrave.ces.8100236

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Article provided by Palgrave Macmillan & Association for Comparative Economic Studies in its journal Comparative Economic Studies.

Volume (Year): 50 (2008)
Issue (Month): 2 (June)
Pages: 341-351

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Handle: RePEc:pal:compes:v:50:y:2008:i:2:p:341-351
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