How sensitive are Britain's inpayments and outpayments to the value of the British pound

Mohsen Bahmani‐Oskooee (The Center for Research on International Economics and Department of Economics, The University of Wisconsin‐Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA)
Claire Economidou (The Center for Research on International Economics and Department of Economics, The University of Wisconsin‐Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA)
Gour Gobinda Goswami (The Center for Research on International Economics and Department of Economics, The University of Wisconsin‐Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA)

Journal of Economic Studies

ISSN: 0144-3585

Publication date: 1 December 2005

Abstract

Purpose

To avoid aggregation bias by using trade data at bilateral level so that we can determine how sensitive are Britain's inpayments and outpayments to the value of the British pound.

Design/methodology/approach

The method is based on the bounds testing approach to cointegration and error‐correction modeling.

Findings

The main finding is that while UK inpayments are not sensitive to the exchange rate, her outpayments are.

Research limitations/implications

Future research must concentrate on disaggregating data further, perhaps at commodity level.

Practical implications

The results could be used to identify Britain's trading partners against which Britain can devalue the pound and improve her trade balance.

Originality/value

No study has attempted to test the impact of real depreciation of the pound on Britain's payments and receipts with her major trading partners.

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Citation

Bahmani‐Oskooee, M., Economidou, C. and Gobinda Goswami, G. (2005), "How sensitive are Britain's inpayments and outpayments to the value of the British pound", Journal of Economic Studies, Vol. 32 No. 6, pp. 455-467. https://doi.org/10.1108/01443580510631360

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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