EconPapers    
Economics at your fingertips  
 

The Real Exchange Rate, the Ghanaian Trade Balance, and the J-curve

Bernard Njindan Iyke and Sin-Yu Ho ()

Journal of African Business, 2017, vol. 18, issue 3, 380-392

Abstract: Using linear and nonlinear specifications, we studied the effects of real exchange rate changes on the trade balance of Ghana during the period 1986Q1 to 2016Q3. We found no evidence in support of the short- and long-run impact of exchange rate changes on the trade balance in the linear specification. The J-curve is refuted in this case. In contrast, exchange rate changes affected the trade balance in the nonlinear specification. Depreciations improve the trade balance in the long run, but appreciations have no impact. Hence, exchange rate changes have nonlinear effects on the trade balance. This is consistent with the J-curve phenomenon.

Date: 2017
References: Add references at CitEc
Citations View citations in EconPapers (2) Track citations by RSS feed

Downloads: (external link)
http://hdl.handle.net/10.1080/15228916.2017.1315706 (text/html)
Access to full text is restricted to subscribers.

Related works:
Working Paper: The Real Exchange Rate, the Ghanaian Trade Balance, and the J-curve (2017) Downloads
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:taf:wjabxx:v:18:y:2017:i:3:p:380-392

Ordering information: This journal article can be ordered from
http://www.tandfonline.com/pricing/journal/wjab20

Access Statistics for this article

Journal of African Business is currently edited by Samuel Bonsu

More articles in Journal of African Business from Taylor & Francis Journals
Bibliographic data for series maintained by Chris Longhurst ().

 
Page updated 2018-10-16
Handle: RePEc:taf:wjabxx:v:18:y:2017:i:3:p:380-392