Common and country-specific fluctuations in productivity, investment, and the current account
AbstractDynamic factor analysis and Kalman filtering are used to construct a measure of common economic activity for the G7 countries. Common movements are important in productivity, but account for a substantially smaller share of movements in investment, and virtually none of the variation in the current accounts. For all seven countries, country-specific investment fluctuations have a significant negative impact on the current account, while country-specific productivity movements have little effect. A multi-country dynamic general equilibrium model is analyzed which is consistent with our qualitative findings. The model overstates, however, the quantitative importance of investment fluctuations for movements in the current account.
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- Allan W. Gregory & Allen C. Head, 1996. "Common and Country-specific Fluctuations in Productivity, Investment, and the Current Account," Working Papers 931, Queen's University, Department of Economics.
- F41 - International Economics - - Macroeconomic Aspects of International Trade and Finance - - - Open Economy Macroeconomics
- C32 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Multiple or Simultaneous Equation Models; Multiple Variables - - - Time-Series Models; Dynamic Quantile Regressions; Dynamic Treatment Effect Models
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