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Time Series Analysis of Export Demand Equations; A Cross-Country Analysis

  • Claudio Montenegro
  • A. Senhadji Semlali
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    The paper estimates export demand elasticities for a large number of developing and developed countries, using time-series techniques that account for the nonstationarity in the data. The average long-run price and income elasticities are found to be approximately -1 and 1.5, respectively. Thus, exports do react to both the trade partners’ income and to relative prices. Africa faces the lowest income elasticities for its exports, while Asia has both the highest income and price elasticities. The price and income elasticity estimates have good statistical properties.

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    Paper provided by International Monetary Fund in its series IMF Working Papers with number 98/149.

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    Date of creation: 01 Oct 1998
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    Handle: RePEc:imf:imfwpa:98/149
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    1. Marquez, Jaime & McNeilly, Caryl, 1988. "Income and Price Elasticities for Exports of Developing Countries," The Review of Economics and Statistics, MIT Press, vol. 70(2), pages 306-14, May.
    2. Riedel, James, 1984. "Trade as the Engine of Growth in Developing Countries, Revisited," Economic Journal, Royal Economic Society, vol. 94(373), pages 56-73, March.
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