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On the current account – biofuels link in emerging and developing countries: do oil price fluctuations matter?

Gabriel Gomes, Emmanuel Hache, Valérie Mignon, Anthony Paris

Many developed countries promote the use of biofuels for environmental concerns, leading to a rise in the price of agricultural commodities utilized in their production. Such environmental policies have major effects on the economy of emerging and developing countries whose activity is highly dependent on agricultural commodities involved in biofuel production. This paper tackles this issue by examining the price impact of biofuels on the current account for a panel of 16 developing and emerging countries, and the potential nonlinear effect exerted by the price of oil on this relationship. Relying on the estimation of panel smooth-transition regression models, we show that positive shocks in the price of biofuels lead to a current-account improvement for agricultural commodity exporters and producers only when the price of oil is below a certain threshold. When the price of oil exceeds this threshold, uctuations in the price of biofuels no longer affect the current account. These findings illustrate that a rise in the price of oil exerts a negative effect on the trade balance of commodity exporters which are also oil importers, dampening the biofuel price impact on the current-account position.

AGENDA

mercredi 19 janvier 2022

Économies du monde musulman

Fateh Belaid (King Abdullah Petroleum and Research Center)

Mapping and understanding the drivers of fuel poverty in MENA countries: The case of Egypt and Jordan

jeudi 20 janvier 2022

Doctorants

Mathilde Aubouin

Déterminants des inégalités numériques chez les ménages français

lundi 24 janvier 2022

Law, Institutions and Economics in Nanterre (LIEN)

Tommaso Giommoni (ETH Zurich)

En visio

A Machine Learning Approach to Analyze and Support Anti-Corruption Policy

mardi 25 janvier 2022

Recherche et Economie et Socioéconomie Politique, des Institutions et des Régulations (RESPIR)

Alexandre Chirat

Aux origines des théories managériales de l’entreprise : la correspondance Baumol-Galbraith (1958-1959)

jeudi 27 janvier 2022

Lunch

Emmanuelle Faure, Olivier Kayser, Jocelyne Zoumenou

Nouveaux doctorants

jeudi 27 janvier 2022

Groupe de travail Economie Comportementale

Fabio Galeotti

11h-12h

Information Acquisition and Social Norm Information

mardi 1 février 2022

Recherche et Economie et Socioéconomie Politique, des Institutions et des Régulations (RESPIR)

Nicolas LAURENCE (Université Lyon 2 & TRIANGLE)

Le déploiement des cryptomonnaies et des monnaies locales dans le cadre de la crise de légitimité de l’Euro

lundi 7 février 2022

Law, Institutions and Economics in Nanterre (LIEN)

Samuel Ferey (BETA)

Paradoxes de vote et décision des juges constitutionnels : une approche empirique sur le cas français

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