On the role of relative prices and capital flows in balance-of-payments-constrained growth: the experiences of Portugal and Spain in the euro area
AbstractBroadly speaking, the balance-of-payments constraint hypothesis as developed by Thirlwall has been empirically supported. Yet it shows some shortcomings highlighted in the literature. In our opinion, two of them must be analyzed. First, temporary disequilibria and capital flows must be incorporated into the balance-of-payments-constrained growth models. Second, the role of relative prices must be made explicit, since it can be relevant even in an external constraint framework. This study is aimed at developing a model that incorporates both possibilities: temporary external disequilibria and the impact of relative prices. This model is subsequently used to analyze the evolution of the Spanish and Portuguese economies in past decades, and, in particular, the different paths shown by both countries since their accession to the euro zone.
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Volume (Year): 33 (2010)
Issue (Month): 2 (January)
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exchange rate; external constraint; growth;
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- Carlos Garcimartín & Luis Rivas & Pilar García Martínez, 2010. "On the Role of Relative Prices and Capital Flows in Balance-of-Payments Constrained Growth: the Experiences of Portugal and Spain in the Euro Area," Working Papers del Instituto Complutense de Estudios Internacionales 05-10, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Instituto Complutense de Estudios Internacionales.
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- Soukiazis, Elias & Cerqueira, Pedro A. & Antunes, Micaela, 2012. "Modelling economic growth with internal and external imbalances: Empirical evidence from Portugal," Economic Modelling, Elsevier, vol. 29(2), pages 478-486.
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