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Déficits Gêmeos E Poupança Nacional: Abordagem Convencional E Pós Keynesiana


  • Marco Flávio da Cunha Resende


A consensus has not yet emerged about the relationship between budget deficit, external deficit and national saving. In general, the mechanisms through which budget deficits could cause current account deficits are not highlighted in the works about this theme. Basing on the Post Keynesian literature one can find a result concerning the relationship between the budget deficit and the national saving distinct from the one observed in the mainstream literature, since Post keynesians invert the causal link between saving and investment. According to mainstream economic literature the budget deficit can cause an insufficiency of national saving while according to Post Keynesians the budget deficit can transfer to abroad the investment stimulus on the saving formation. We arrive at the conclusion that there is not a systematic relationship between budget deficit, current account deficit and national saving and that when it happens it can be processed only through changes in the real exchange rate.

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  • Marco Flávio da Cunha Resende, 2005. "Déficits Gêmeos E Poupança Nacional: Abordagem Convencional E Pós Keynesiana," Anais do XXXIII Encontro Nacional de Economia [Proceedings of the 33th Brazilian Economics Meeting] 068, ANPEC - Associação Nacional dos Centros de Pósgraduação em Economia [Brazilian Association of Graduate Programs in Economics].
  • Handle: RePEc:anp:en2005:068

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    • E21 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Consumption, Saving, Production, Employment, and Investment - - - Consumption; Saving; Wealth
    • E22 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Consumption, Saving, Production, Employment, and Investment - - - Investment; Capital; Intangible Capital; Capacity
    • E62 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Macroeconomic Policy, Macroeconomic Aspects of Public Finance, and General Outlook - - - Fiscal Policy
    • F30 - International Economics - - International Finance - - - General
    • F41 - International Economics - - Macroeconomic Aspects of International Trade and Finance - - - Open Economy Macroeconomics

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