Title

Measuring External Shocks to the City Economy: An Index of Export Prices and Terms of Trade

Document Type

Article

Language

eng

Format of Original

24 p.

Publication Date

3-1997

Publisher

Blackwell Publishing

Source Publication

Real Estate Economics

Source ISSN

1080-8620

Abstract

This paper details the construction of an index of export goods prices (the Export Price Index or EPI) for a panel of 196 metropolitan areas from 1977 to 1992. The EPI is an indicator of external demand shocks to the city economy which does not suffer from the causal ambiguity of the endogenous indicators such as income, employment or output. The creation of an index of aggregate export prices, the EPI, for the panel of areas provides both academicians and policy analysts with a new exogenous indicator that identifies demand price innovations and the terms of trade shocks to cities.

Comments

Real Estate Economics, Vol. 25, No. 1 (March 1997): 105–128. DOI.

Anthony Pennington-Cross was affiliated with The George Washington University at the time of publication.