EconPapers    
Economics at your fingertips  
 

Determinants and Costs of Current Account Reversals under Heterogeneity and Serial Correlation

Christian Aßmann

No 2007-17, Economics Working Papers from Christian-Albrechts-University of Kiel, Department of Economics

Abstract: Recent empirical evidence suggests that reversing current account balances imply costly adjustment processes leading to reduced economic growth. Using large panel data sets to analyze determinants and costs of reversals asks for controls of heterogeneity among countries. This paper contributes a Bayesian analysis, which allows a parsimonious yet flexible handling of country specific heterogeneity via random coeffcients. Furthermore, the analysis allows for serially correlated errors in order to capture persistence within the employed macroeconomic data. Bayesian specification tests provide evidence in favor of models incorporating heterogeneity and serial correlation. The results suggest that consideration of serial correlation and heterogeneity is necessary to assess correctly the determinants and costs of reversals. Results are checked for robustness against the underlying reversal definition.

Keywords: Current account reversals; Bayesian Analysis; Panel Probit Model; Panel Treatment Model; Random Parameters; Serial Correlation (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: F32 F43 C33 C35 C30 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2007
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-cba and nep-ifn
References: View references in EconPapers View complete reference list from CitEc
Citations: View citations in EconPapers (2) Track citations by RSS feed

Downloads: (external link)
https://www.econstor.eu/bitstream/10419/22033/1/EWP-2007-17.pdf (application/pdf)

Related works:
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.

Export reference: BibTeX RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan) HTML/Text

Persistent link: https://EconPapers.repec.org/RePEc:zbw:cauewp:5683

Access Statistics for this paper

More papers in Economics Working Papers from Christian-Albrechts-University of Kiel, Department of Economics Contact information at EDIRC.
Bibliographic data for series maintained by ZBW - Leibniz Information Centre for Economics ().

 
Page updated 2021-05-15
Handle: RePEc:zbw:cauewp:5683