n Studies in Economics and Econometrics - Distinguishing between tradables and non-tradables : the case of South Africa

Volume 32, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 0379-6205


The distinction between tradable and non-tradable commodities plays an important role in many theoretical models in economics. However, as Dixon et al. (2004) note, dividing commodities in an open economy into tradables and non-tradables is simple in theory, but difficult to implement empirically. The aim of this paper is to distinguish empirically between tradable and non-tradable commodities using information from the supply and use tables for South Africa.

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