Export instability: an alternative analysis

Love, J. (1985) Export instability: an alternative analysis. Journal of Development Studies, 21(2), pp. 244-252. (doi: 10.1080/00220388508421941)

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Numerous studies into the causes of the export instability experienced by developing countries have failed to establish any significant relationships. This paper suggests that the widely‐used technique of cross‐country regression analysis is inappropriate and that the typical explanatory variable set is inadequately specified. Accordingly, analysis is shifted to a time‐series basis at the level of individual countries, and explanatory variables are developed which correspond more closely to the supply and demand determinants of instability. Applying this alternative model to data for a sample of developing countries produces results which suggest that this approach has considerable explanatory power.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Love, Professor James
Authors: Love, J.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > Adam Smith Business School
Journal Name:Journal of Development Studies
ISSN (Online):1743-9140

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