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Commodity Terms of Trade: The History of Booms and Busts

Author/Editor: Spatafora, Nikola | Tytell, Irina
Authorized for Distribution: September 1, 2009
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Summary: We compile a historical dataset covering nearly 40 years of booms and busts in the commodity terms of trade of over 150 countries. We discuss the characteristics of these events and their effects on macroeconomic performance and, in particular, compare the most recent commodity-price cycle with its historical precedents.
 
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Series: Working Paper No. 09/205
Subject(s): Business cycles | Commodities | Commodity price fluctuations | Commodity prices | Cross country analysis | Data analysis | Data collection | Terms of trade | Time series
Author's keyword(s): Commodity prices; commodity booms; commodity busts
 
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    Published:   September 1, 2009        
            Format:   Paper
    Stock No:   WPIEA2009205   Pages:   34
    Price:   US$18.00 (Academic Rate: US$18.00 )
       
     
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