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Budget and trade deficits in Lebanon


  • Charalambos Pattichis


This study addresses one of the main problems facing the Lebanese economy during its recovery from many years of war: the relationship between budget and trade deficits. The results suggest that measures aimed at reducing the budget deficit may also lead to a reduction of the Lebanese trade deficit.

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  • Charalambos Pattichis, 2004. "Budget and trade deficits in Lebanon," Applied Economics Letters, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 11(2), pages 105-108.
  • Handle: RePEc:taf:apeclt:v:11:y:2004:i:2:p:105-108 DOI: 10.1080/1350485042000200204

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