EconPapers    
Economics at your fingertips  
 

IS THERE J-CURVE EFFECT IN THE COMMODITY TRADE OF SINGAPORE WITH MALAYSIA? AN EMPIRICAL STUDY

Mohsen Bahmani-Oskooee () and Hanafiah Harvey ()
Additional contact information
Hanafiah Harvey: Department of Economics, Penn State University, Mont Alto, PA 17237, US

The Singapore Economic Review (SER), 2018, vol. 63, issue 03, 567-591

Abstract: A previous study that investigated the impact of exchange rate changes on the trade balance of Singapore with each of its 13 largest trading partners on bilateral basis found significant long-run effects in four out of 13 cases. In the trade balance between Singapore and Malaysia as a major partner, the real exchange rate had neither short-run nor long-run significant effects. To reduce the aggregation bias, in this paper, we disaggregate the trade flows between the two countries by industry and consider the trade balance of each of the 136 industries that trade between the two countries. We find that the trade balance of 79 industries are affected by exchange rate changes in the short run. However, short-run effects last into the long run in only 19 industries which mostly happen to be small industries.

Keywords: J-curve; bounds testing; Singapore; Malaysia; commodity trade (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2018
References: View references in EconPapers View complete reference list from CitEc
Citations: Track citations by RSS feed

Downloads: (external link)
http://www.worldscientific.com/doi/abs/10.1142/S0217590816500235
Access to full text is restricted to subscribers.

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:wsi:serxxx:v:63:y:2018:i:03:n:s0217590816500235

Ordering information: This journal article can be ordered from

DOI: 10.1142/S0217590816500235

Access Statistics for this article

The Singapore Economic Review (SER) is currently edited by Euston Quah

More articles in The Singapore Economic Review (SER) from World Scientific Publishing Co. Pte. Ltd.
Bibliographic data for series maintained by Tai Tone Lim ().

 
Page updated 2019-10-08
Handle: RePEc:wsi:serxxx:v:63:y:2018:i:03:n:s0217590816500235