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

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Abdelhak S. Senhadji

International Monetary Fund (IMF)

Claudio E. Montenegro

Universidad de Chile, Economics Department; World Bank Group

Date Written: October 1998


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.

Keywords: Export demand, Income and Price Elasticities, Cointegration

JEL Classification: F14, F41, E21, C22

Suggested Citation

Senhadji, Abdelhak S. and Montenegro, Claudio E. and Montenegro, Claudio E., Time Series Analysis of Export Demand Equations: A Cross-Country Analysis (October 1998). IMF Working Paper No. 98/149, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=882723

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