How Does Trade Evolve in the Aftermath of Financial Crises?

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Author/Editor: Abdul Abiad, Petia Topalova, Prachi Mishra
Release Date: © January, 2011
ISBN : 978-1-45521-181-4
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We analyze trade dynamics following past episodes of financial crises. Using an augmented gravity model and 179 crisis episodes from 1970-2009, we find that there is a sharp decline in a country’s imports in the year following a crisis-19 percent, on average-and this decline is persistent, with imports recovering to their gravity-predicted levels only after 10 years. In contrast, exports of the crisis country are not adversely affected, and they remain close to the predicted level in both the short and medium-term.


Balance of trade , Financial crisis , Imports , International financial system , International trade

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