The effect of exchange rate changes on Japanese consumption exports

Willem Thorbecke*, Atsuyuki Kato

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研究成果: Article査読

15 被引用数 (Scopus)

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This paper investigates how exchange rates affect Japanese exports. This is difficult because many of Japan's exports are used to produce goods for re-export. An appreciation in the importing country that decreases exports can decrease its imported inputs from Japan. To avoid this bias we examine consumption exports. Using a panel dataset of Japan's consumption exports to 17 countries over the 1988-2009 period, we find exchange rate elasticities of about one. These results indicate that the large swings in the value of the yen over the last decade have caused large swings in the volume of Japanese exports.

本文言語English
ページ(範囲)64-71
ページ数8
ジャーナルJapan and the World Economy
24
1
DOI
出版ステータスPublished - 2012 1月
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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 経済学、計量経済学
  • 財務
  • 政治学と国際関係論

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