A Method for Calculating Export Supply and Import Demand Elasticities

Author/Editor:

Stephen Tokarick

Publication Date:

July 1, 2010

Electronic Access:

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Summary:

Trade elasticities are often needed in applied country work for various purposes and this paper describes a method for estimating import demand and export supply elasticities withoutusing econometrics. The paper reports empirical estimates of these elasticities for a large number of low, middle, and upper income countries. One task for which trade elasticities are needed is in developing exchange rate assessments and this paper shows how the estimated elasticities can be used for this purpose.

Series:

Working Paper No. 10/180

English

Publication Date:

July 1, 2010

ISBN/ISSN:

9781455202140/1018-5941

Stock No:

WPIEA2010180

Price:

$18.00 (Academic Rate:$18.00)

Format:

Paper

Pages:

40

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