Time-Series Estimation of Structural Import Demand Equations: A Cross-Country Analysis
International Monetary Fund (IMF) - Asia and Pacific Department
IMF Working Paper No. 97/132
This paper derives a structural import demand equation and estimates it for a large number of countries, using recent time series techniques that address the problem of nonstationarity. Because the statistical properties of the different estimators have been derived only asymptotically, econometric theory does not offer any guidance when it comes to comparing different estimators in small samples. Consequently, the paper derives the small-sample properties of both the ordinary-least-squares (OLS) and the fully-modified (FM) estimators using Monte Carlo methods. It is shown that FM dominates OLS for both the short- and long-run elasticities.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 29
Keywords: Structural Import Demand, Income and Price Elasticities, Cointegration, Monte Carlo Methods
JEL Classification: F14, F41, E21, C22working papers series
Date posted: February 15, 2006
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