International macroeconomic fluctuations and the current account


Hoffmann, Mathias (1999) International macroeconomic fluctuations and the current account. Southampton, UK, University of Southampton, 21pp. (Discussion Papers in Economics and Econometrics 9915).

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Intertemporal models of the current account generally assume that global shocks do not affect the current account. We use this assumption to identify global and country-specific shocks in a bivariate VAR. We test the quality of the identification using evidence from G7-data. In accordance with the theory, we observe a link between the global shock and a measure of the world real interest rate. We also find that long-term output growth is driven by global factors in most countries, that country-specific shocks are less persistent in smaller economies and generally less volatile than global shocks

Item Type: Monograph (Discussion Paper)
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Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
Divisions: University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Social Sciences > Economics
ePrint ID: 33150
Date Deposited: 21 Dec 2007
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2014 18:20
Publisher: University of Southampton
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/33150

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