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Current Account Balance in Emerging Asia

Ariç, K.H., S.K. Sek, M.R. Sousa (2018), Current Account Balance in Emerging Asia, CEFAGE-UE Working Paper 2018/02.
Abstract:

The current account balance is an important indicator which reveals information on a country’s economic situation such as investments, capital flows, and indebtedness. The main purpose of this study is to examine the current account balance conditions in emerging Asian countries. In this respect, the long-run and causality relationship between current account balance, economic growth, government expenditure, real interest rates, and foreign direct investment was examined. The panel data analysis was applied using the data dated 1986 to 2015. Our results revealed a causal effect from economic growth and government expenditure to current account balance mainly dependent on saving tendency.

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Keywords: Asia, Current Account Balance, Economic growth, Emerging Asia, FDI, Panel Data Cointegration Analysis, Real Interest rates