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Sustainability of Current Account for Turkey: Intertemporal Solvency Approach

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  • Huseyin Kalyoncu

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This paper examines sustainability of current account for Turkey during the period 1987:Q1 - 2002:Q4. Using the usual intertemporal borrowing constraint, I have tested for a long-run relationship between Turkey exports and imports (measured in real terms to real gross domestic product) using quarterly data. In my empirical analysis of the sustainability of current account for Turkey, cointegration approaches have been used. Empirical results suggest that there exists a unique long-run or equilibrium relationship among real exports and imports and their percentage to real GDP and their estimated cointegration factor (b) is very close to 1. The empirical findings suggest that the current account of Turkey is sustainable in the long-run.

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Article provided by University of Economics, Prague in its journal Prague Economic Papers.

Volume (Year): 2005 (2005)
Issue (Month): 1 ()
Pages: 82-88

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Handle: RePEc:prg:jnlpep:v:2005:y:2005:i:1:id:254:p:82-88

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Keywords: sustainability; intertemporal budget constraint; current account deficits;

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  1. Ayla Oğuş Binatli & Niloufer Sohrabji, 2012. "Intertemporal Solvency of Turkey’s Current Account," Panoeconomicus, Savez ekonomista Vojvodine, Novi Sad, Serbia, vol. 59(1), pages 89-104, March.
  2. Sahbaz, A, 2011. "Cari İşlem Açıklarının Sürdürülebilirliği: 2001-2011 Türkiye Örneği
    [Current Account Deficits Sustainability: 2001-2011 The Case Of Turkey]
    ," MPRA Paper 36294, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  3. Heidari, Hassan & Katircioglu, Salih Turan & Davoudi, Narmin, 2012. "Are current account deficits sustainable? New evidence from Iran using bounds test approach to level relationships," Economics - The Open-Access, Open-Assessment E-Journal, Kiel Institute for the World Economy, vol. 6(46), pages 1-18.

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