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U.S. merchandise imports and the dispersion of demand

White, H., Thirlwall, A.P. (1974) U.S. merchandise imports and the dispersion of demand. Applied Economics, 6 (4). pp. 275-292. ISSN 0003-6846. (doi:10.1080/00036847400000007) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:60457)

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Abstract

The hypothesis is advanced that if imports are increasingly sensitive to demand pressure in particular markets an economy's level of imports will depend not only on the aggregate pressure of demand but also on the distribution of demand across markets. A model is developed to capture these dispersion effects and the sufficient conditions are derived for the dispersion effect to be positive. The model is then fitted to US data taking industries and geographic States as markets from which to construct indexes of demand dispersion. The model fits the data well, with the dispersion hypothesis supported taking the distribution of demand across States.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1080/00036847400000007
Additional information: Unmapped bibliographic data: LA - English [Field not mapped to EPrints] J2 - Appl. Econ. [Field not mapped to EPrints] AD - Massachusetts Institute of Technology, University of Kent at Canterbury, United Kingdom [Field not mapped to EPrints] DB - Scopus [Field not mapped to EPrints] M3 - Article [Field not mapped to EPrints]
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Economics
Depositing User: Anthony Thirlwall
Date Deposited: 22 Feb 2017 12:30 UTC
Last Modified: 08 Feb 2020 04:09 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/60457 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Thirlwall, A.P.: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1661-2218
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