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Consumption Smoothing and the Current Account: Evidence for France, 1970-94

P.R. Agenor, C. Bismut, Paul Cashin () and Christopher McDermott ()

No 518, Department of Economics - Working Papers Series from The University of Melbourne

Abstract: This paper estimates a simple consumption-smoothing model of the French current account, and examines its capacity to predict recent developments in France's external performance.

Keywords: CONSUMPTION; FRANCE; BALANCE OF PAYMENTS; MODELS (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: F30 F32 F40 F41 F47 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 1996
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