Import demand with domestic price endogeneity : the South African case

 

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dc.contributor.author Ramkolowan, Yash en_ZA
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dc.date.issued 2006 en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Ramkolowan, Y. 2006. Import demand with domestic price endogeneity : the South African case. University of Cape Town. en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/5708
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dc.description.abstract This paper uses the imperfect substitutes model to derive an import demand function. However, here domestic prices are endogenised within a simultaneous framework in order to assess the full effect of a currency depreciation. The Johansen multivariate cointegration approach is used to estimate the import demand model as it accounts for nonstationary data and allows simultaneity between the variables. Prior to its use, the "small country assumption", which allows for import price exogeneity, is tested for South Africa. Two di ffering tests indicate that this assumption holds although further exploration reveals that there is scope to clarify the issue. Ultimately the paper shows that import price elasticities generally found in import demand curves (stemming from the elasticities approach) may significantly overstate the effect of an exchange rate depreciation on the trade balance. en_ZA
dc.language.iso eng en_ZA
dc.subject.other Economics en_ZA
dc.title Import demand with domestic price endogeneity : the South African case en_ZA
dc.type Master Thesis
uct.type.publication Research en_ZA
uct.type.resource Thesis en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Commerce en_ZA
dc.publisher.department School of Economics en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationlevel Masters
dc.type.qualificationname MCom en_ZA
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dc.identifier.apacitation Ramkolowan, Y. (2006). <i>Import demand with domestic price endogeneity : the South African case</i>. (Thesis). University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Commerce ,School of Economics. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/11427/5708 en_ZA
dc.identifier.chicagocitation Ramkolowan, Yash. <i>"Import demand with domestic price endogeneity : the South African case."</i> Thesis., University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Commerce ,School of Economics, 2006. http://hdl.handle.net/11427/5708 en_ZA
dc.identifier.vancouvercitation Ramkolowan Y. Import demand with domestic price endogeneity : the South African case. [Thesis]. University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Commerce ,School of Economics, 2006 [cited yyyy month dd]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/11427/5708 en_ZA
dc.identifier.ris TY - Thesis / Dissertation AU - Ramkolowan, Yash AB - This paper uses the imperfect substitutes model to derive an import demand function. However, here domestic prices are endogenised within a simultaneous framework in order to assess the full effect of a currency depreciation. The Johansen multivariate cointegration approach is used to estimate the import demand model as it accounts for nonstationary data and allows simultaneity between the variables. Prior to its use, the "small country assumption", which allows for import price exogeneity, is tested for South Africa. Two di ffering tests indicate that this assumption holds although further exploration reveals that there is scope to clarify the issue. Ultimately the paper shows that import price elasticities generally found in import demand curves (stemming from the elasticities approach) may significantly overstate the effect of an exchange rate depreciation on the trade balance. DA - 2006 DB - OpenUCT DP - University of Cape Town LK - https://open.uct.ac.za PB - University of Cape Town PY - 2006 T1 - Import demand with domestic price endogeneity : the South African case TI - Import demand with domestic price endogeneity : the South African case UR - http://hdl.handle.net/11427/5708 ER - en_ZA


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