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The Impact of Sudanese Pound Devaluation on the Balance of Payments Deficit before and during the Oil decade

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dc.contributor.author Osman, Awad Mohamed Khair Hussein
dc.date.accessioned 2017-06-07T10:49:34Z
dc.date.available 2017-06-07T10:49:34Z
dc.date.issued 2016-06-10
dc.identifier.citation Osman, Awad Mohamed Khair Hussein . The Impact of Sudanese Pound Devaluation on the Balance of Payments Deficit before and during the Oil decade / Awad Mohamed Khair Hussein Osman .- Journal of Economic Sciences .- vol 17 , no 2 .- 2016 .- article . en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1858-6740
dc.identifier.uri http://repository.sustech.edu/handle/123456789/17876
dc.description Article en_US
dc.description.abstract The paper investigated the effect of the devaluation of Sudanese Pound on the Sudan's balance of payments during the agricultural – based decades (1973 - 1993), and the oil-based decade (2002 -2012). To achieve this goal, Marshall -Lerner approach was applied using an annual data covering both periods. The results obtained showed that during the period (1973 - 1993) the weighted average of the estimated elasticity of exports and imports were (0.073) and (0.163) respectively, and equal to (0.465) and (0.231) respectively for the (2002-2012) period. Thus, based on Marshall -Lerner approach, the sum of these elasticities in the two periods was less than one, indicating that devaluation had worsened the Sudan's Balance of Payments deficit. The structural rigidities characterizing the Sudanese economy and the high inelastic nature of the supply of the agricultural products that dominate Sudanese exports during the first period; besides the inelastic foreign demand for the Sudanese exports (as the study results show), coupled with the essential nature of the imports and the absence of domestic substitutes, may provide an explanation for the above-mentioned results. Accordingly, appropriate economic policies should accompany the implementation of the devaluation policy in order to have a positive impact on balance of payment en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Sudan University of Science and Technology en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Sudan University of Science and Technology en_US
dc.subject Elasticity en_US
dc.subject Marshall -Lerner approach en_US
dc.subject Balance of Payments en_US
dc.title The Impact of Sudanese Pound Devaluation on the Balance of Payments Deficit before and during the Oil decade en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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