Twin deficits hypothesis in SEACEN countries: a panel data analysis of relationships between public budget and current account deficits

Evan, Lau and Ahmad Zubaidi, Baharumshah (2006) Twin deficits hypothesis in SEACEN countries: a panel data analysis of relationships between public budget and current account deficits. Applied Econometrics and International Development, 6 (2). pp. 213-226. ISSN 1578-4487

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Abstract

In this paper, the twin deficits hypothesis was examined using the panel data of nine SEACEN countries. Empirical results provide evidence to support the view that Asian budget deficit causes current account deficit directly as well as indirectly. From policy perspectives, the statistical analysis suggests that managing budget deficit offers scope for improvement in the current account deficit. However, this finding does not support the policy of manipulating the intermediate variables to reduce the twin deficits to a sustainable level since these variables appear to be endogenous in the system.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Twin Deficits, Vicious or Virtuous Circle, Panel Analysis, SEACEN Countries, unimas, university, universiti, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, ipta, education, research, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak.
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Economics and Business
Depositing User: Karen Kornalius
Date Deposited: 24 Apr 2015 01:30
Last Modified: 24 Apr 2015 01:30
URI: http://ir.unimas.my/id/eprint/7171

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