Zur Aussagekraft von Frühindikatoren für Staatsschuldkrisen in Europa
AbstractEuropean authorities and scholars published proposals on which indicators of macroeconomic imbalances might be used to uncover risks for the sustainability of public debt in the European Union. We test the ability of four proposed sets of indicators to send early-warnings of debt crises using a signals approach for the study of indicators and the construction of composite indicators. We find that a broad composite indicator has the highest predictive power. This fact still holds true if equal weights are used for the construction of the composite indicator in order to reflect the uncertainty about the origin of future crises.
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Bibliographic InfoArticle provided by Halle Institute for Economic Research in its journal Wirtschaft im Wandel.
Volume (Year): 17 (2011)
Issue (Month): 10 ()
macroeconomic surveillance; macroeconomic imbalances; economic governance; signals approach; European Union (EU); European Monetary Union (EMU);
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