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Origins of Sharp Reductions in Current Account deficits: An Empirical Analysis

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  • Milesi-Ferretti, G.M.
  • Razin, A.

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This brief report of ongoing research on determinants of current account reversals and their economic consequences provides evidence which is consistent with the literature on current account sustainability. A natural extension of this work, that we are currently pursuing, is an examination of the link between currency crises and reversals in current account imbalances. We believe that this type of analysis can shed additional light on the determinants of output costs associated with external crises.

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Paper provided by Tel Aviv in its series Papers with number 25-97.

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Length: 12 pages
Date of creation: 1997
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Handle: RePEc:fth:teavfo:25-97

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  2. Alberto Bagnai & Stefano Manzocchi, 1999. "Current-Account Reversals in Developing Countries: The Role of Fundamentals," Open Economies Review, Springer, vol. 10(2), pages 143-163, May.
  3. Herwartz, Helmut & Xu, Fang, 2007. "A functional coefficient model view of the Feldstein-Horioka puzzle," Economics Working Papers 2007,14, Christian-Albrechts-University of Kiel, Department of Economics.
  4. Deren Unalmis & Ibrahim Unalmis & Derya Filiz Unsal, 2008. "Oil Price Shocks, Macroeconomic Stability and Welfare in a Small Open Economy," Working Papers 0802, Research and Monetary Policy Department, Central Bank of the Republic of Turkey.
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  6. Jaime Guajardo & Guillermo Le Fort, 1999. "Cuenta Corriente y Desvíos Transitorios en Términos de Intercambio y Volúmenes de Exportaciones: Chile 1985-1999," Working Papers Central Bank of Chile 49, Central Bank of Chile.
  7. Cunado, Juncal & Gracia, Fernando Perez de, 2005. "Current account and productivity: evidence for some European countries," Journal of Policy Modeling, Elsevier, vol. 27(1), pages 75-89, February.

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