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CEEC vs. PIGS: a comparative panel assessment of financial sustainability and twin deficits

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This paper analyses the relation between the external and government deficits in a panel of CEEC economies and, separately, in PIGS economies. We first assess by panel unit root tests whether the fiscal and external intertemporal budget constraints hold, and then examine the role of public and private expenditure in the dynamics of external indebtedness by panel regression. The results show the importance of private capital flows in the current external imbalances of European countries, with different implications for the two groups of countries considered.

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  • Alberto Bagnai, 2010. "CEEC vs. PIGS: a comparative panel assessment of financial sustainability and twin deficits," Working Papers LuissLab 1088, Dipartimento di Economia e Finanza, LUISS Guido Carli.
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    current account; budget deficit; panel data; twin deficits.;
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    • C53 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric Modeling - - - Forecasting and Prediction Models; Simulation Methods
    • F32 - International Economics - - International Finance - - - Current Account Adjustment; Short-term Capital Movements
    • H62 - Public Economics - - National Budget, Deficit, and Debt - - - Deficit; Surplus

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