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Is the U.S. current account sustainable?

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  • Michael A. Kouparitsas

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This article clearly defines what economists mean by a sustainable current account. The author provides an estimate of the sustainable current account balance for the U.S. economy and assesses the implications of this estimate for the existing current account and level of foreign indebtedness.

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  • Michael A. Kouparitsas, 2005. "Is the U.S. current account sustainable?," Chicago Fed Letter, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, issue Jun.
  • Handle: RePEc:fip:fedhle:y:2005:i:jun:n:215
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