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Estimation of the elasticity of substitution between imported and domestically produced intermediate inputs

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  • Chris M. Alaouze

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This 1976 paper is one of several by Alaouze about estimating Armington elasticities for the ORANI model. It postulates that during periods of high demand, domestic producers are unable to supply goods promptly and so purchasers must wait for delivery. The implicit cost of waiting for domestic goods inclines users to imported equivalents, even if domestic prices do not rise relative to foreign. Theory and data are described, but actual regression results are deferred to a later report. Please note: The PDF download of this fairly old paper is an optical scan of indifferent, but legible, quality

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  • Chris M. Alaouze, 1976. "Estimation of the elasticity of substitution between imported and domestically produced intermediate inputs," Centre of Policy Studies/IMPACT Centre Working Papers op-07, Victoria University, Centre of Policy Studies/IMPACT Centre.
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    1. Arndt, Channing & Robinson, Sherman & Tarp, Finn, 2002. "Parameter estimation for a computable general equilibrium model: a maximum entropy approach," Economic Modelling, Elsevier, vol. 19(3), pages 375-398, May.
    2. Chris M. Alaouze & John S. Marsden & John Zeitsch, 1977. "Estimates of the Elasticity of Substitution Between Imported and Domestically Produced Commodities at the Four Digit ASIC Level," Centre of Policy Studies/IMPACT Centre Working Papers o-11, Victoria University, Centre of Policy Studies/IMPACT Centre.
    3. Dixon, Peter B. & Jorgenson, Dale W., 2013. "Introduction," Handbook of Computable General Equilibrium Modeling, Elsevier.

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    Keywords

    Armington elasticities; import share;

    JEL classification:

    • F14 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Empirical Studies of Trade
    • C20 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Single Equation Models; Single Variables - - - General
    • C51 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric Modeling - - - Model Construction and Estimation

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