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Provedor de dados:  AgEcon
País:  United States
Título:  Exchange Rate Sensitivity of Fresh Tomatoes Imports from Mexico to the United States
Autores:  Jaramillo-Villanueva, Jose Luis
Sarker, Rakhal
Data:  2009-06-24
Ano:  2009
Palavras-chave:  Exchange rate
Exchange rate volatility
Fresh tomatoes trade
Cointegration analysis and error-correction modelling
Agricultural and Food Policy
International Relations/Trade
Resumo:  The agri-food trade between Mexico and the United States grew substantially after the implementation of NAFTA in 1994. While some analysts argue that NAFTA has contributed the most to the dramatic expansion of this trade, others have emphasized the role played by the exchange rate in this process. An attempt is made in this paper to address this issue by quantifying the effects of NAFTA, the Mexico-US exchange rate changes and its volatility on the fresh tomato imports into the United States from Mexico using the maximum likelihood cointegration analysis. The results from the cointegration analysis show that while changes in exchange rate have a positive effect on trade flows, volatility of the exchange rate has a significant negative effect on trade flows. The results from the error-correction model show that both NAFTA and the exchange rate have significant positive influence on fresh tomato imports in the United States from Mexico. However, the effects of exchange rate changes outweigh the effects of NAFTA in the short-run
Tipo:  Journal Article
Idioma:  Inglês
Relação:  International Association of Agricultural Economists>2009 Conference, August 16-22, 2009, Beijing, China
Contributed Paper
Formato:  35

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