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dc.contributor.authorJones, Chrisen_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-08-19en_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-10-24T12:02:32Z-
dc.date.available2012-10-24T12:02:32Z-
dc.date.issued2008en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/65473-
dc.description.abstractThis paper applies panel data methods to a simple imperfect substitutes model to estimate import demand elasticities for ten African countries. The elasticities are estimated at three levels of aggregation. Firstly, we generate aggregate elasticities for each country. Secondly, we use interactive dummy variables to create estimates for 16 sectors defined by the World Customs Organisation (WCO). Finally, we estimate elasticities for each of the 94 2-digit product lines defined by the Harmonised System (HS). In total there are 10 aggregate estimates, 158 estimates for the 16 WCO sectors; and 911 estimates at the 2-digit level. Using Fixed-Effects, the aggregate estimates do not differ significantly from unity. However, as we move to different levels of aggregation the estimates have much more variability. In general, import demand appears more elastic in sectors that have relatively high levels of domestic production or where there are exports.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherCentre for Research in Economic Development and International Trade, Univ. of Nottingham Nottinghamen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesCREDIT Research Paper 08/03en_US
dc.subject.jelF14en_US
dc.subject.jelO55en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordImportsen_US
dc.subject.keywordImport Demand Elasticitiesen_US
dc.subject.keywordAfricaen_US
dc.subject.stwImportnachfrageen_US
dc.subject.stwAußenhandelselastizitäten_US
dc.subject.stwBrancheen_US
dc.subject.stwMethode der kleinsten Quadrateen_US
dc.subject.stwAfrikaen_US
dc.titleAggregate and sector import price elasticities for a sample of African countriesen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn572055323en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US
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