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Intra- and extra-euro area import demand for manufactures

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  • Anderton, Robert
  • Skudelny, Frauke
  • Baltagi, Badi H.
  • Sousa, Nuno

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The aim of this paper is to improve our understanding of the key determinants of intra- and extra-euro area imports. Using a simultaneous equation estimation framework, and pooling the data across nine euro area countries as an approximation of the euro area, we estimate intra- and extra-euro area import demand functions and impose various restrictions within and across equations. We find that there are significant substitution effects between intra- and extra-euro area imports due to changes in their relative prices, while exchange rate volatility decreases trade vis-à-vis regions characterised by volatility and leads to substitution of trade away from higher-volatility regions towards lower-volatility regions. JEL Classification: C32, C33, E00, E32, O3

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  • Anderton, Robert & Skudelny, Frauke & Baltagi, Badi H. & Sousa, Nuno, 2005. "Intra- and extra-euro area import demand for manufactures," Working Paper Series 532, European Central Bank.
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    Keywords

    intra- and extra-euro area imports; substitution; three stage least squares; trade integration;
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    JEL classification:

    • F10 - International Economics - - Trade - - - General
    • F15 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Economic Integration

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