The Greek Current Account Deficit:Is it Sustainable after all?
AbstractThe large Greek current account deficit figures reported during the past few years have become the source of increasing concern regarding its sustainability. Bearing in mind the variety of techniques employed and the views expressed as regards the analysis and the assessment of the size of the current account deficit, this paper resorts to using neural network architectures to demonstrate that, despite its size, the current account deficit of Greece can be considered sustainable. This conclusion, however, is not meant to neglect the structural weaknesses that lead to such a deficit. In fact, even in the absence of any financing requirements these high deficit figures point to serious competitiveness losses with everything that these may entail for the future performance of the Greek economy.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Bank of Greece in its series Working Papers with number 98.
Length: 28 pages
Date of creation: Jun 2009
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Neural Networks; Current Account Deficit Sustainability;
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- C45 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods: Special Topics - - - Neural Networks and Related Topics
- F32 - International Economics - - International Finance - - - Current Account Adjustment; Short-term Capital Movements
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