n South African Journal of Economic and Management Sciences - The exchange rate, the trade balance and the J-curve effect in South Africa
|Article Title||The exchange rate, the trade balance and the J-curve effect in South Africa|
|© Publisher:||University of Pretoria|
|Journal||South African Journal of Economic and Management Sciences|
|Affiliations||1 University of the Witwatersrand, 2 South African Reserve Bank and 3 University of Johannesburg|
|Publication Date||Jan 2014|
|Pages||601 - 608|
|Keyword(s)||Cointegration, E5, Exchange rates, F3, F4, J-curve and Trade balance|
ISI Social Science
We find that for the period 1994-2011 there is robust statistical evidence that, in the long run, net exports are boosted by a weaker real effective exchange rate. However, this effect does not hold in the short run. We thus find empirical evidence supporting the J-curve effect for South Africa.
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