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Is there a relationship between fiscal sustainability and currency crises? International evidence based on causality tests

  • Alexis Cruz-Rodríguez


    (Pontificia Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra, Av. Abraham Lincoln Esq. Rómulo Betancourt, Ensanche La Julia, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic)

This paper uses Granger causality tests on a fiscal sustainability indicator (FSI) and currency crises for 17 countries to evaluate the direction of causality between the FSI and currency crises. The FSI developed by Croce and Juan-Ramón (2003) is used. Also, different definitions for currency crises are used to evaluate whether they induce different results in the analysis. In general, the results suggest evidence of causality between the lagged FSI and currency crises.

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Article provided by Eastern Macedonia and Thrace Institute of Technology (EMATTECH), Kavala, Greece in its journal International Journal of Economic Sciences and Applied Research (IJESAR).

Volume (Year): 7 (2014)
Issue (Month): 1 (April)
Pages: 69-87

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Handle: RePEc:tei:journl:v:7:y:2014:i:1:p:69-87
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