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International fish trade and exchange rates: an application to the trade with salmon and fishmeal


  • Sigbjorn Tveteras
  • Frank Asche


International fish trade is growing, and fish exports represent an important source of foreign currency for many countries. For a few countries the exports are also an essential part of the economy. We revisit the seminal paper of Richardson (1978) that addresses the issue of exchange rate pass-through in commodity markets, but in a multivariate cointegration framework. The multivariate cointegration framework allows us to test common assumptions like exchange rate pass-through, leading price, central markets, and exogeneity of exchange rates. This approach is particularly suited when studying markets for primary products. We provide empirical examples using salmon imports to Japan and fish meal exports from Peru to Germany.

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  • Sigbjorn Tveteras & Frank Asche, 2008. "International fish trade and exchange rates: an application to the trade with salmon and fishmeal," Applied Economics, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 40(13), pages 1745-1755.
  • Handle: RePEc:taf:applec:v:40:y:2008:i:13:p:1745-1755
    DOI: 10.1080/00036840600905134

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    1. Sigbjorn Tveteras & Carlos Paredes & Julio Peña, 2011. "Individual Fishing Quotas in Peru: Stopping the Race for Anchovies," ILADES-Georgetown University Working Papers inv263, Ilades-Georgetown University, Universidad Alberto Hurtado/School of Economics and Bussines.
    2. Misund, Bard, 2016. "Common and Fundamental Risk Factors in Shareholder Returns of Norwegian Salmon Producing Companies," UiS Working Papers in Economics and Finance 2016/17, University of Stavanger.
    3. Asche, Frank & Misund, Bard & Oglend, Atle, 2015. "The Spot-Forward Relationship in the Atlantic Salmon Market," UiS Working Papers in Economics and Finance 2015/16, University of Stavanger.
    4. Tatyana Chesnokova & Stephanie F. McWhinnie, 2017. "International Fisheries Access Agreements and Trade," School of Economics Working Papers 2017-11, University of Adelaide, School of Economics.
    5. Straume, Hans-Martin, 2013. "Currency invoicing in Norwegian salmon export," Working Papers in Economics 11/13, University of Bergen, Department of Economics.
    6. Asche, Frank & Oglend, Atle, 2016. "The relationship between input-factor and output prices in commodity industries: The case of Norwegian salmon aquaculture," Journal of Commodity Markets, Elsevier, vol. 1(1), pages 35-47.
    7. Eriko Hoshino & Caleb Gardner & Sarah Jennings & Klaas Hartmann, 2015. "Examining the Long-Run Relationship between the Prices of Imported Abalone in Japan," Marine Resource Economics, University of Chicago Press, vol. 30(2), pages 179-192.
    8. Frank Asche & Atle G. Guttormsen, 2014. "Seafood Markets and Aquaculture Production: Special Issue Introduction," Marine Resource Economics, University of Chicago Press, vol. 29(4), pages 301-304.

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