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The new balance of payments and international investment position statistics: methodology and results


  • Rita Cappariello

    () (Bank of Italy)

  • Giuseppe Ortolani

    () (Bank of Italy)

  • Valeria Pellegrini

    () (Bank of Italy)


The paper presents the new data collection and the estimation methodology for the external statistics, the results of the comparison between the old and the new data in the overlapping period and the evolution of the Italian balance of payments and international investment position since the mid-nineties, using the reconstructed series and the new statistics.

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  • Rita Cappariello & Giuseppe Ortolani & Valeria Pellegrini, 2012. "The new balance of payments and international investment position statistics: methodology and results," Questioni di Economia e Finanza (Occasional Papers) 138, Bank of Italy, Economic Research and International Relations Area.
  • Handle: RePEc:bdi:opques:qef_138_12

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    current account; international investment position; data collection; data estimation methodology;

    JEL classification:

    • F32 - International Economics - - International Finance - - - Current Account Adjustment; Short-term Capital Movements
    • F21 - International Economics - - International Factor Movements and International Business - - - International Investment; Long-Term Capital Movements
    • C8 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Data Collection and Data Estimation Methodology; Computer Programs

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