Terms of Trade Shocks and Economic Recovery

Author/Editor:

Patrick A. Imam ; Eleonara Granziera ; Norbert Funke

Publication Date:

February 1, 2008

Electronic Access:

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Summary:

This paper identifies factors that contribute to a fast recovery in growth after persistent negative terms of trade shocks, using a sample of 159 countries for 1970-2006. The results suggest that policies matter. Fast recoveries are fairly robustly related to real exchange rate depreciation and improvements in government stability and the institutional environment. A timely increase in aid may also support recovery.

Series:

Working Paper No. 08/36

Subject:

Frequency:

Biannually

English

Publication Date:

February 1, 2008

ISBN/ISSN:

9781451868982/1018-5941

Stock No:

WPIEA2008036

Format:

Paper

Pages:

23

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