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Adjustment scenarios for the US current account balance:an assessment based on different NiGEM calibrations

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  • Potier, L.
  • Saint-Guilhem, A.

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The article reviews various adjustment scenarios for the US deficit and assesses the associated costs for the US economy and the economies of its trade partners.

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  • Potier, L. & Saint-Guilhem, A., 2006. "Adjustment scenarios for the US current account balance:an assessment based on different NiGEM calibrations," Quarterly selection of articles - Bulletin de la Banque de France, Banque de France, issue 06, pages 19-47, Winter.
  • Handle: RePEc:bfr:quarte:2006-2007:06:02
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    Keywords

    US current account deficit; exchange rate adjustment; adjustment through lower US domestic demand.;

    JEL classification:

    • F17 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Trade Forecasting and Simulation
    • F47 - International Economics - - Macroeconomic Aspects of International Trade and Finance - - - Forecasting and Simulation: Models and Applications

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