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Travel Hysteresis in the US Current Account After the Mid-1980s

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  • Roberto Meurer

    (Federal University of Santa Catarina)

  • Guilherme Moura

    (University of Kiel)

  • Sergio Da Silva

    (Federal University of Santa Catarina)

Abstract

Following the real appreciation of the US dollar in the first half of the 1980s, travel expenditures in the current account soared. Employing standard regression techniques as well as Markov-switching regime analysis we show that such expenditures did not return to their pre- appreciation levels thereafter. The permanent increase suggests the presence of travel hysteresis in the US current account after the mid- 1980s.

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  • Roberto Meurer & Guilherme Moura & Sergio Da Silva, 2005. "Travel Hysteresis in the US Current Account After the Mid-1980s," Economic History 0511002, EconWPA.
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    6. Sergio Da Silva & Guilherme Moura & Roberto Meurer, 2005. "Travel hysteresis in the Brazilian current account," Economics Bulletin, AccessEcon, vol. 6(24), pages 1-17.
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    • F31 - International Economics - - International Finance - - - Foreign Exchange
    • F32 - International Economics - - International Finance - - - Current Account Adjustment; Short-term Capital Movements

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