Fiscal policy and trade adjustment: are the deficits really twins?
AbstractSince the mid 1980s, an extensive empirical literature has examined the relationship between U.S. fiscal deficits, exchange rates, and trade balances. The authors investigate two questions that continue to spark debate: do increased government deficits cause dollar appreciation, and do fiscal deficits lead to higher trade deficits (the popular 'twin deficit'notion)? They examine these issues using a five-variable vector autoregressive system, generating posterior probability bounds to assess significance. The authors' results provide some evidence that growing government deficits appreciate the dollar and support the twin deficit notion that government deficits contribute to trade deficits. Copyright 1993 by Oxford University Press.
Download InfoTo our knowledge, this item is not available for download. To find whether it is available, there are three options:
1. Check below under "Related research" whether another version of this item is available online.
2. Check on the provider's web page whether it is in fact available.
3. Perform a search for a similarly titled item that would be available.
Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta in its series Working Paper with number 91-2.
Date of creation: 1991
Date of revision:
Other versions of this item:
- Rosenswieg, Jeffrey A & Tallman, Ellis W, 1993. "Fiscal Policy and Trade Adjustment: Are the Deficits Really Twins?," Economic Inquiry, Western Economic Association International, vol. 31(4), pages 580-94, October.
You can help add them by filling out this form.
CitEc Project, subscribe to its RSS feed for this item.
This item has more than 25 citations. To prevent cluttering this page, these citations are listed on a separate page. reading list or among the top items on IDEAS.Access and download statisticsgeneral information about how to correct material in RePEc.
For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Meredith Rector).
If references are entirely missing, you can add them using this form.