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Causality tests of the relationship between the twin deficits

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  • Eugene Kouassi

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  • Mbodja Mougoué

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  • Kern O. Kymn

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    We re-examine the causality between the twin deficits by testing for Granger non-causality between BD and CAD based on extended causality tests initially developed by Toda and Yamamoto (1995). Using international data from a sample of twenty developed and developing countries, we find evidence of causality (unidirectional or bi-directional) between the twin deficits for some developing countries. However, the results for developed countries are less persuasive. The empirical findings of this study are robust to alternative and independent causality testing procedures. Copyright Springer-Verlag 2004

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    Article provided by Springer in its journal Empirical Economics.

    Volume (Year): 29 (2004)
    Issue (Month): 3 (09)
    Pages: 503-525

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    Handle: RePEc:spr:empeco:v:29:y:2004:i:3:p:503-525

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    Keywords: Granger non-causality; likelihood ratio; wald; and Lagrange multiplier tests; alternative tests; twin deficits; international evidence; C20; C22;

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    2. Francesco Forte & Cosimo Magazzino, 2013. "Twin Deficits in the European Countries," International Advances in Economic Research, Springer, vol. 19(3), pages 289-310, August.
    3. Carlos Marinheiro, 2006. "Ricardian Equivalence, Twin Deficits, and the Feldstein-Horioka puzzle in Egypt," GEMF Working Papers 2006-07, GEMF - Faculdade de Economia, Universidade de Coimbra.
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    5. Holmes, Mark J., 2011. "Threshold cointegration and the short-run dynamics of twin deficit behaviour," Research in Economics, Elsevier, vol. 65(3), pages 271-277, September.
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    7. Puah, Chin-Hong & Lau, Evan & Tan, Kim Lee, 2006. "Budget-current account deficits nexus in Malaysia," MPRA Paper 37677, University Library of Munich, Germany.
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    9. Algieri, Bernardina, 2013. "An empirical analysis of the nexus between external balance and government budget balance: The case of the GIIPS countries," Economic Systems, Elsevier, vol. 37(2), pages 233-253.

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