Commodity Terms of Trade : The History of Booms and Busts

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International Monetary Fund

Publication Date:

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.

Series:

Working Paper No. 09/205

Subject:

English

Publication Date:

September 1, 2009

ISBN/ISSN:

9781451873528/1018-5941

Stock No:

WPIEA2009205

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$18.00 (Academic Rate:$18.00)

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Paper

Pages:

34

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