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Overshooting adjustment to tariff liberalization

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The article analyzes the dynamic effects of tariff liberalization on a small open economy. The primary focus is on nonmonotonic adjustment patterns of net lending such as overshooting or opposite short-and long run effects. When capital accumulation tilts wage income toward the future in the early transition periods, present generations perceive life-cycle type savings disincentives which create a transitory shortfall in savings. In the long run, wage profiles become flat again, and the savings deficiency vanishes. The transitory savings component may give rise to overshooting or opposite short- and long-run adjustment in the total stock of savings and net foreign assets. Copyright Kluwer Academic Publishers 1996

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  • Christian Keuschnigg, 1996. "Overshooting adjustment to tariff liberalization," Open Economies Review, Springer, vol. 7(3), pages 237-255, July.
  • Handle: RePEc:kap:openec:v:7:y:1996:i:3:p:237-255
    DOI: 10.1007/BF01886823
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    1. Harms, Philipp, 2001. "Deregulation and the current account," Discussion Papers, Series I 315, University of Konstanz, Department of Economics.

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    Keywords

    transitory savings; current account; net foreign assets; overshooting; F13; F32; F41;

    JEL classification:

    • F13 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Trade Policy; International Trade Organizations
    • F32 - International Economics - - International Finance - - - Current Account Adjustment; Short-term Capital Movements
    • F41 - International Economics - - Macroeconomic Aspects of International Trade and Finance - - - Open Economy Macroeconomics

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