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Journal of Applied Sciences
  Year: 2007 | Volume: 7 | Issue: 9 | Page No.: 1327-1332
DOI: 10.3923/jas.2007.1327.1332
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Price and Income Elasticities of Iranian Exports

Sedigheh Atrkar Roshan

This study investigates the export demand elasticities at the aggregate and disaggregated levels over the period 1977 to 2001 for Iran. By utilizing an export demand model and using time series techniques that account for the nonstationarity in the data, the price and income elasticities of demand are estimated by commodity class. As the elasticities of demand for various categories of exports are different, while they are crucial for policy determination. Based upon the estimated results, price and income elasticities are almost similar to those obtained in earlier studies in the case of developing countries. The main findings of this paper demonstrate that, price elasticities are smaller than -1 for all exports categories, whereas the income elasticities are found to be greater than one. The results also suggested, the income elasticities of industrial goods are higher compared to other export categories, while the lower elasticities are found in primary exports. The price and income elasticity estimates have also good statistical properties.
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Sedigheh Atrkar Roshan , 2007. Price and Income Elasticities of Iranian Exports. Journal of Applied Sciences, 7: 1327-1332.

DOI: 10.3923/jas.2007.1327.1332






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