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Functional Form for United States - Mexico Trade Equations

  • Thomas M Fullerton Jr

    (University of Texas at El Paso)

  • W Charles Sawyer

    (University of Southern Mississippi)

  • Richard L Sprinkle

    (University of Texas at El Paso)

Empirical trade equations estimated using aggregate data may impose ill- advised coefficient restrictions. Export demand equations are estimated using quarterly data for bilateral trade flows between the United States and Mexico. The sample period is 1981-1994. Right-hand-side variables include foreign prices, domestic prices, the exchange rate, and income. Estimation results indicate that merchandise exports react heterogeneously to variations in each of the three relative price components.

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Paper provided by EconWPA in its series International Trade with number 0408001.

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Length: 16 pages
Date of creation: 10 Aug 2004
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Handle: RePEc:wpa:wuwpit:0408001
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