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Identifying price linkages: a review of the literature and an application to the world market of cotton


  • John Baffes
  • Mohamed Ihsan Ajwad


This paper reviews the literature of price linkages and examines the degree to which cotton prices are linked; it also tests whether such linkages have improved over the last decade. It concludes that the degree of linkage has improved over the last decade while the main source of this improvement appears to be a result of short-run price transmission and to a lesser extent long-run co-movement.

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  • John Baffes & Mohamed Ihsan Ajwad, 2001. "Identifying price linkages: a review of the literature and an application to the world market of cotton," Applied Economics, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 33(15), pages 1927-1941.
  • Handle: RePEc:taf:applec:v:33:y:2001:i:15:p:1927-1941
    DOI: 10.1080/00036840010023788

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    1. Michel Fok, 2006. "Liberalization and globalization: Trojan Horse for the cotton traders' domination in Francophone Africa," Post-Print halshs-00325019, HAL.
    2. Baffes, John, 2007. "Distortions to Cotton Sector Incentives in West and Central Africa," Agricultural Distortions Working Paper Series 48526, World Bank.
    3. Devine, Jon & Plastina, Alejandro S. & Theriault, Veronique, 2012. "Cotton Market Integration across Countries, among Qualities, and through Time," 2012 Annual Meeting, August 12-14, 2012, Seattle, Washington 124962, Agricultural and Applied Economics Association.
    4. Wilcox, Michael D. & Abbott, Philip C., 2006. "Can Cocoa Farmer Organizations Countervail Buyer Market Power?," 2006 Annual meeting, July 23-26, Long Beach, CA 21261, American Agricultural Economics Association (New Name 2008: Agricultural and Applied Economics Association).
    5. Akpan, S.B. & Udoka, S. J. & Inimfon, V. P., 2016. "Assessment of Rice Market Competiveness Using Horizontal Price Transmission: Empirical Evidence from Southern Region of Nigeria," AGRIS on-line Papers in Economics and Informatics, Czech University of Life Sciences Prague, Faculty of Economics and Management, vol. 8(2), pages 1-16, June.
    6. Arnade, Carlos & Cooke, Bryce & Gale, Fred, 2017. "Agricultural price transmission: China relationships with world commodity markets," Journal of Commodity Markets, Elsevier, vol. 7(C), pages 28-40.
    7. Motamed, Mesbah J. & Arriola, Christine & Hansen, James & MacDonald, Stephen, 2013. "Cotton and Hydropower in Central Asia: How Resource Competition Affects Trade," Economic Information Bulletin 262128, United States Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service.
    8. Hamulczuk, Mariusz & Łopaciuk, Wiesław, 2013. "Price linkage between milling and feed wheat prices in Poland and Germany," Problems of World Agriculture / Problemy Rolnictwa Światowego, Warsaw University of Life Sciences, vol. 13(28), pages 1-11, December.
    9. Walter Labys, 2005. "Commodity Price Fluctuations: A Century of Analysis," Working Papers Working Paper 2005-01, Regional Research Institute, West Virginia University.

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