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Consumption Smoothing and the Current Account: Evidence for France, 1970-94

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  • Agenor, P.R.
  • Bismut, C.
  • Cashin, P.
  • McDermott, C.J.

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This paper estimates a simple consumption-smoothing model of the French current account, and examines its capacity to predict recent developments in France's external performance.

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  • Agenor, P.R. & Bismut, C. & Cashin, P. & McDermott, C.J., 1996. "Consumption Smoothing and the Current Account: Evidence for France, 1970-94," Department of Economics - Working Papers Series 518, The University of Melbourne.
  • Handle: RePEc:mlb:wpaper:518
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    1. Tarlok Singh, 2007. "Intertemporal Optimizing Models Of Trade And Current Account Balance: A Survey," Journal of Economic Surveys, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 21(1), pages 25-64, February.
    2. Kim Kunhong & Hall Viv & Buckle Robert, "undated". "New Zealand's Current Account Deficit: Analysis based on the Intertemporal Optimisation Approach," EcoMod2002 330800040, EcoMod.

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    Keywords

    CONSUMPTION; FRANCE; BALANCE OF PAYMENTS; MODELS;

    JEL classification:

    • F30 - International Economics - - International Finance - - - General
    • F32 - International Economics - - International Finance - - - Current Account Adjustment; Short-term Capital Movements
    • F40 - International Economics - - Macroeconomic Aspects of International Trade and Finance - - - General
    • F41 - International Economics - - Macroeconomic Aspects of International Trade and Finance - - - Open Economy Macroeconomics
    • F47 - International Economics - - Macroeconomic Aspects of International Trade and Finance - - - Forecasting and Simulation: Models and Applications

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