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General Equilibrium Perception on Twin Deficits Hypothesis: An Empirical Evidence for the U.S

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  • Tuck Cheong Tang
  • Evan Lau

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From the general equilibrium perceptive, this study proposes the inclusion of private savings and investments in examining twin deficits hypothesis. Using U.S. data, the empirical results support twin deficits hypothesis but the budget deficit’s elasticity is decreasing from unity to 0.43.

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  • Tuck Cheong Tang & Evan Lau, 2009. "General Equilibrium Perception on Twin Deficits Hypothesis: An Empirical Evidence for the U.S," Monash Economics Working Papers 09-09, Monash University, Department of Economics.
  • Handle: RePEc:mos:moswps:2009-09
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    1. MacKinnon, James G & Haug, Alfred A & Michelis, Leo, 1999. "Numerical Distribution Functions of Likelihood Ratio Tests for Cointegration," Journal of Applied Econometrics, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., vol. 14(5), pages 563-577, Sept.-Oct.
    2. Michele Cavallo, 2005. "Understanding the twin deficits: new approaches, new results," FRBSF Economic Letter, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, issue jul22.
    3. Lori Leachman & Bill Francis, 2002. "Twin Deficits: Apparition or Reality?," Applied Economics, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 34(9), pages 1121-1132.
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    Keywords

    General Equilibrium; Government Budget Deficits; Current Account Balance; U.S.;

    JEL classification:

    • 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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