Paper Information

Journal:   AGRICULTURAL ECONOMICS: IRANIAN JOURNAL OF AGRICULTURAL ECONOMICS (ECONOMICS AND AGRICULTURE JOURNAL)   2009 , Volume 3 , Number 4; Page(s) 203 To 220.
 
Paper: 

IDENTIFICATION OF AGRICULTURAL TRADE FLOWS IN IRAN

 
 
Author(s):  ROSTAMIAN R.*, MOGHADDASI R., SADROLASHRAFI M.
 
* ISLAMIC AZAD UNIVERSITY, SCIENCE AND RESEARCH BRANCH, TEHRAN
 
Abstract: 

This research investigates trade flows of agricultural sector in Iran over the period 1976-2004. The long run relationships among agricultural import and export volume with their determinants are estimated using a new co-integration test which is called "Bounds Test "procedure. The results indicate that there is an equilibrium relationship between agricultural import and export and their determinants in the long run.
Agricultural import and export demand functions are estimated using ARDL approach. The estimated long run income, price and exchange rate elasticities are respectively 0.21 , -0.95 and -0.14 in import demand function and 1.15, -0.92 and -0.11 in export demand function.
With regards to Marshall – Lerner condition, since sum of price elasticities in agricultural import and export demand functions is larger than unit therefore depreciation could improve the trade balance in agricultural sector.

 
Keyword(s): IMPORT, DEMAND, EXPORT, BOUNDS TEST, AGRICULTURE TRADE FLOW
 
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