EconPapers    
Economics at your fingertips  
 

A note on the estimation of import trade demand functions

Marco Giansoldati and Tullio Gregori

Economics Letters, 2017, vol. 157, issue C, 133-135

Abstract: This paper compares six alternative methods of computing the import demand function. We use a sample of 33 countries from 1995:1 to 2016:3 and brand new information on import contents made available by WIOD. Preferred models take into account the separate effects of each final demand component. Contrary to some recent studies, we observe that private expenditure is the main driver of import variations.

Keywords: Import function; Final demand components; IAD; Trade slowdown (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: F41 F14 D57 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2017
References: View references in EconPapers View complete reference list from CitEc
Citations Track citations by RSS feed

Downloads: (external link)
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0165176517302392
Full text for ScienceDirect subscribers only

Related works:
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.

Export reference: BibTeX RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan) HTML/Text

Persistent link: https://EconPapers.repec.org/RePEc:eee:ecolet:v:157:y:2017:i:c:p:133-135

Access Statistics for this article

Economics Letters is currently edited by Economics Letters Editorial Office

More articles in Economics Letters from Elsevier
Series data maintained by Dana Niculescu ().

 
Page updated 2017-10-01
Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolet:v:157:y:2017:i:c:p:133-135