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An Examination of the Impacts of Exchange Rate Volatility on Sectoral Trade in the Mercosur

  • Larson, Donald W.
  • Bittencourt, Maurício Vaz Lobo
  • Thompson, Stanley R.

This study captures the lack of macroeconomic policy coordination among Mercosur countries, through the impact of real bilateral exchange rate volatility on trade. A sectoral gravity model is estimated under two different measures of exchange rate volatility. Results show that the reduction in exchange rate volatility can increase bilateral trade.

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Paper provided by American Agricultural Economics Association (New Name 2008: Agricultural and Applied Economics Association) in its series 2005 Annual meeting, July 24-27, Providence, RI with number 19572.

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Date of creation: 2005
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Handle: RePEc:ags:aaea05:19572
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