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Japan's balancing item: do timing errors matter?

  • Tuck Cheong Tang

This study aims to answer the question of whether Japan's balancing item patterns are a matter of timing errors or not. Using time series econometrics techniques, and the components of balance of payments accounts, this study provides an empirical answer that Japan's balancing item pattern is essentially due to timing errors.

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Article provided by Taylor & Francis Journals in its journal Applied Economics Letters.

Volume (Year): 13 (2006)
Issue (Month): 2 ()
Pages: 81-87

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Handle: RePEc:taf:apeclt:v:13:y:2006:i:2:p:81-87
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