The yen-dollar rate and Malaysia-US bilateral trade: an empirical note
With much emphasis on the yen-dollar exchange rate in accounting for macroeconomic performance of a dollar-pegged country, the present paper estimates Malaysia-US bilateral trade incorporating the yen as a determinant. The presence of long-run bilateral exports and imports functions is validated via a bounds testing procedure. Estimating long-run exports and imports functions as well as their short-run dynamics using autoregressive distributed lag (ARDL) modeling, we find evidence for significant role played by yen in both the long run and the short run. Accordingly, in analyzing exports and imports performance of a dollar-pegged country, the yen-dollar exchange rate should not be ignored.
US-Malaysia bilateral trade , Yen , Bounds testing , ARDL
Ibrahim, M. H. (2009). The yen-dollar rate and Malaysia-US bilateral trade: an empirical note. International Journal of Economics, 3 (2), pp. 103-111.