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SHORT-RUN AND LONG-RUN DYNAMICS OF TRADE BALANCE: TESTING FOR THE VALIDITY OF MARSHALL-LERNER CONDITION AND J-CURVE HYPOTHESIS IN TURKEY

Piskin, Sercan LU (2014) In Lund University NEKN01 20141
Department of Economics
Abstract
Growing trade deficit has been one of the major problems of the Turkish economy to date. This study aims to provide empirical insights to policy makers about whether real depreciation or devaluation of Turkish Lira is an effective way of improving the trade deficit. The data employed in this study is quarterly and covers the period of 1987:1 and 2013:3. Recently developed Bounds test to cointegration approach based on Auto Regressive Distributed Lag Model (ARDL) and Error Correction of ARDL model are employed. According to the Bounds testing, at %10 significance level, there is found an evidence for long run relationship among the variables which are trade balance, domestic income, foreign income and real exchange rate. Additionally,... (More)
Growing trade deficit has been one of the major problems of the Turkish economy to date. This study aims to provide empirical insights to policy makers about whether real depreciation or devaluation of Turkish Lira is an effective way of improving the trade deficit. The data employed in this study is quarterly and covers the period of 1987:1 and 2013:3. Recently developed Bounds test to cointegration approach based on Auto Regressive Distributed Lag Model (ARDL) and Error Correction of ARDL model are employed. According to the Bounds testing, at %10 significance level, there is found an evidence for long run relationship among the variables which are trade balance, domestic income, foreign income and real exchange rate. Additionally, estimated long run ARDL model approved the validity of Marshall-Lerner condition in Turkish economy. Finally, short term dynamics obtained from the estimation of error correction model showed that there is no J-Curve effect for the case of Turkey. (Less)
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author
Piskin, Sercan LU
supervisor
organization
course
NEKN01 20141
year
type
H1 - Master's Degree (One Year)
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keywords
Marshall-Lerner condition, J-Curve Hypothesis, Turkey’s trade balance, ARDL Model, Bounds Test.
publication/series
Lund University
language
English
id
4648246
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2014-09-22 11:44:02
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  abstract     = {Growing trade deficit has been one of the major problems of the Turkish economy to date. This study aims to provide empirical insights to policy makers about whether real depreciation or devaluation of Turkish Lira is an effective way of improving the trade deficit. The data employed in this study is quarterly and covers the period of 1987:1 and 2013:3. Recently developed Bounds test to cointegration approach based on Auto Regressive Distributed Lag Model (ARDL) and Error Correction of ARDL model are employed. According to the Bounds testing, at %10 significance level, there is found an evidence for long run relationship among the variables which are trade balance, domestic income, foreign income and real exchange rate. Additionally, estimated long run ARDL model approved the validity of Marshall-Lerner condition in Turkish economy. Finally, short term dynamics obtained from the estimation of error correction model showed that there is no J-Curve effect for the case of Turkey.},
  author       = {Piskin, Sercan},
  keyword      = {Marshall-Lerner condition,J-Curve Hypothesis,Turkey’s trade balance,ARDL Model,Bounds Test.},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  series       = {Lund University},
  title        = {SHORT-RUN AND LONG-RUN DYNAMICS OF TRADE BALANCE: TESTING FOR THE VALIDITY OF MARSHALL-LERNER CONDITION AND J-CURVE HYPOTHESIS IN TURKEY},
  year         = {2014},
}