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Exchange rate policy and trade balance. A cointegration analysis of the argentine experience since 1962.

Matesanz Gómez, David and Fugarolas Álvarez-Ude, Guadalupe (2006): Exchange rate policy and trade balance. A cointegration analysis of the argentine experience since 1962.

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Abstract

Using multivariate cointegration tests for non-stationary data and vector error correction models, this paper examines the determinants of trade balance for Argentina over the last forty to fifty years. Our investigation confirms the existence of long-run relationships among trade balance, Real Exchange Rate (RER) and foreign and domestic incomes for Argentina during different real exchange rate management policies. Based on the estimations, the Marshall-Lerner condition is examined and, by means of impulse response functions, we trace the effect of a one-time shock to the RER on the trade balance checking the J-curve pattern.

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