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Sustainability of external imbalances in the OECD countries

  • Oscar Bajo-Rubio
  • Carmen Díaz-Roldán
  • Vicente Esteve

In this paper, we provide a test of the sustainability of external imbalances in the OECD countries over the years 1970-2007, i.e., before the beginning of the international financial crisis. Specifically, we deal with the case of those countries that have experienced current account deficits in more than half of the years throughout the period of analysis, and address the recent critique of Bohn (2007) on unit root and cointegration tests of the intertemporal budget constraint.

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Paper provided by Instituto Universitario de Análisis Económico y Social in its series Working Papers with number 10/13.

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Length: 22 pages
Date of creation: Oct 2013
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Handle: RePEc:uae:wpaper:1013
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  1. Nicholas Apergis & Konstantinos Katrakilidis & Nicholas Tabakis, 2000. "Current account deficit sustainability: The case of Greece," Applied Economics Letters, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 7(9), pages 599-603.
  2. Jyh-lin Wu & Stilianos Fountas & Show-lin Chen, 1996. "Testing for the Sustainability of the Current Account Deficit in Two Industrial Countries," Working Papers 11, National University of Ireland Galway, Department of Economics, revised 1996.
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