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An Investigation of Current Account Solvency in Latin America Using Non Linear Stationarity Tests

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  • Georgios Chortareas

    (University of Connecticut)

  • George Kapetanios

    ()
    (Queen Mary, University of London)

  • Merih Uctum

    (City University of New York)

Abstract

Using a new methodology that allows for nonlinearities, we find frequent support for sustainability in the debt of a set of Latin American countries. Our findings overturn results obtained with traditional unit-root tests and provide a more realistic alternative to evaluate the external solvency of an economy.

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Paper provided by Queen Mary, University of London, School of Economics and Finance in its series Working Papers with number 485.

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Date of creation: Jan 2003
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Handle: RePEc:qmw:qmwecw:wp485

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Keywords: Current account; Nonlinearity;

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  6. Mark J. Holmes & Jesús Otero & Theodore Panagiotidis, 2010. "On the Stationarity of Current Account Deficits in the European Union," Working Paper Series 05_10, The Rimini Centre for Economic Analysis.
  7. Chen, Shyh-Wei, 2011. "Current account deficits and sustainability: Evidence from the OECD countries," Economic Modelling, Elsevier, vol. 28(4), pages 1455-1464, July.
  8. Mariam Camarero & Josep Lluís Carrion-i-Silvestre & Cecilio Tamarit, 2010. "External imbalances in a monetary union. Does the Lawson doctrine apply to Europe?," Working Papers 10-09, Asociación Española de Economía y Finanzas Internacionales.
  9. Christopoulos, Dimitris & León-Ledesma, Miguel A., 2010. "Current account sustainability in the US: What did we really know about it?," Journal of International Money and Finance, Elsevier, vol. 29(3), pages 442-459, April.
  10. Fabiana Rocha, 2009. "Heterogeneity, saving-investment dynamics and capital mobility in Latin America," Empirical Economics, Springer, vol. 36(3), pages 611-619, June.

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