The determinants of Bangladesh's imports: a gravity model analysis under panel data

Rahman, Mohammad Mafizur (2009) The determinants of Bangladesh's imports: a gravity model analysis under panel data. Indian Journal of Economics, XC, Pa (357). pp. 773-787. ISSN 0019-5170


This paper applies the generalized gravity model to analyze the Bangladesh's import trade with its major trading partners using the panel data estimation technique. Our results show that Bangaldesh's imports are determined by the inflation rates, per capita income differentials and openness of the countries involved in trade. Also the country's imports are found to be influenced to a great extent by the border between India and Bangladesh. The country specific effects show that the influence of neihgbouring countries is more than that of distant countries on Bangladesh's imports.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: NOTE: This article appears in the October 2009 issue of The Indian Journal of Economics, but was published in 2010. Copyright The Indian Journal of Economics, University of Allahabad.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Business - School of Accounting, Economics and Finance
Date Deposited: 16 Sep 2010 02:01
Last Modified: 03 Nov 2014 01:29
Uncontrolled Keywords: gravity model; panel data; Bangladesh; imports
Fields of Research : 14 Economics > 1402 Applied Economics > 140210 International Economics and International Finance

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