Determination of Aggregate Imports Function: Time Series Evidence for Tunisia
Haider Mehmood (),
Amjad Ali () and
Muhammad Chani ()
Additional contact information
Haider Mehmood: COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Lahore, Pakistan
International Journal of Economics and Empirical Research (IJEER), 2013, vol. 1, issue 6, 74-82
The objective of present study is to examine the role of import demand function for Tunisia. We utilize Autoregressive Distributed Lag (ADRL) to bound testing approach to cointegration. The time period include for this purpose starts from 1980 and ends at 2009. The overall results indicate that long run relationship exist among import demand, household consumption and exports in Tunisia. Furthermore, import demand of Tunisia is highly elastic for final consumption of household and exports of Tunisia but it is inelastic in case of investment as well as relative prices in long run. But in short run, import demand reveals that inelastic behavior relative to final consumption of household, domestic investment, exports, and relative prices in Tunisia. Our results provide new insights for policy to reconsider the import demand function in Tunisia.
Keywords: Import Demand; House Hold Consumption; Exports; Relative Prices, ARDL (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: F14 F41 F10 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
References: Add references at CitEc
Citations View citations in EconPapers (1) Track citations by RSS feed
Downloads: (external link)
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.
Export reference: BibTeX
RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan)
Persistent link: https://EconPapers.repec.org/RePEc:ijr:journl:v:1:y:2013:i:6:p:74-82
Access Statistics for this article
International Journal of Economics and Empirical Research (IJEER) is currently edited by Dr. Muhammad Shahbaz (PhD Applied Economics)
More articles in International Journal of Economics and Empirical Research (IJEER) from The Economics and Social Development Organization (TESDO) Contact information at EDIRC.
Bibliographic data for series maintained by Dr. Muhammad Shahbaz (PhD Applied Economics) ().