Current Account Sustainability : Selected East Asian and Latin American Experiences

Author/Editor:

Assaf Razin ; Gian M Milesi-Ferretti

Publication Date:

October 1, 1996

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Summary:

A number of developing countries have run large and persistent current account deficits in both the late seventies/early eighties and in the early nineties, raising the issue of whether these persistent imbalances are sustainable. This paper puts forward a notion of current account sustainability and compares the experience of three Latin American countries-Chile, Colombia Mexico-and three East Asian countries-Korea, Malaysia and Thailand. It identifies a number of potential sustainability indicators and discusses their usefulness in predicting external crises.

Series:

Working Paper No. 96/110

Subject:

English

Publication Date:

October 1, 1996

ISBN/ISSN:

9781451853292/1018-5941

Stock No:

WPIEA1101996

Price:

$15.00 (Academic Rate:$15.00)

Format:

Paper

Pages:

50

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