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Structural breaks and the twin deficits hypothesis: Evidence from East Asian countries

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  • Ahmad Zubaidi Baharumshah

    (Universiti Putra Malaysia)

  • Evan Lau

    (Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS))

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In this paper, we examine the relevance of the twin deficits hypothesis (TDH) for selected East Asian countries. Empirical results reveal that the admission of regime shifts substantially influences the conclusion that TDH exists in four out of the seven countries that we have investigated. It seems that TDH are less likely to be evident in countries with highly developed financial systems (Singapore and Japan).

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  • Ahmad Zubaidi Baharumshah & Evan Lau, 2009. "Structural breaks and the twin deficits hypothesis: Evidence from East Asian countries," Economics Bulletin, AccessEcon, vol. 29(4), pages 2517-2524.
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    Current account; Budget deficit; Twin deficits hypothesis; Regime shift; Asian countries;
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    • F4 - International Economics - - Macroeconomic Aspects of International Trade and Finance
    • C3 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Multiple or Simultaneous Equation Models; Multiple Variables

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