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Asymmetric Dynamics in the Current Account: Evidence from Long-Horizon Data

  • Ibrahim Chowdhury
  • Gregory Gadzinski
  • Mathias Hoffmann

This letter investigates the presence of asymmetric dynamics in the behaviour of the current account as emphasized in recent theoretical contributions. We estimate a Markov switching model for long-horizon current account to GDP data for six countries and find substantial asymmetries in the behaviour of current account dynamics.

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Paper provided by University of Cologne, Department of Economics in its series Working Paper Series in Economics with number 13.

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