Current Account Dynamics: The Role of Real Shocks

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Assaf Razin

Tel Aviv University - Eitan Berglas School of Economics; National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER); CESifo (Center for Economic Studies and Ifo Institute); Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR)

Date Written: September 28, 1989

Abstract

This paper demonstrates how a full-blown optimizing model of the dynamics of the current account can be reduced to a small-scale collection of reduced-form relations capable of implementing a rich set of macro-economic simulations. Emphasizing the role of shocks to productivity, labor employment, world rate of interest, and tax revenues the analysis can account for movements in trade imbalances, and the decline in private saving and investment observed recently in developed open economies.

JEL Classification: 423, 433, 441

Suggested Citation

Razin, Assaf, Current Account Dynamics: The Role of Real Shocks (September 28, 1989). IMF Working Paper, Vol. , pp. 1-38, 1989. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=885000

Assaf Razin

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