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Do exchange rate changes have symmetric or asymmetric effects on the trade balances of Asian countries?

Mohsen Bahmani-Oskooee () and Tatchawan Kanitpong

Applied Economics, 2017, vol. 49, issue 46, 4668-4678

Abstract: Recently the linear ARDL approach was modified and a non-linear version of the same approach that is used mostly to assess asymmetric effects of some exogenous variables on the dependent variable was introduced. The non-linear model was recently used by one study to show that indeed exchange rate changes have asymmetric effects on the trade balance of a few advanced countries. The same was demonstrated for transition economies by another study. In this article, we provide additional asymmetric effects from seven Asian economies by showing that in most cases we find evidence of short-run and long-run asymmetric effects of exchange rate changes on the trade balance. Like other studies, our findings are country specific.

Date: 2017
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