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Are Middle Eastern Current Account Imbalances Excessive?

Are Middle Eastern Current Account Imbalances Excessive? »

Volume/Issue: 2011/195

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Paul Cashin , and Samya Beidas-Strom

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 August 2011

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781462305247.001

ISBN: 9781462305247

Keywords: Current account determination, macroeconomic balance approach, oil exporters, exporters, reer, exporting countries, terms of trade, International Lending and Debt Problems, International Policy Coordination and Transmission,

Employing a dynamic panel regression, this study estimates the medium-term current account position for three subgroups of emerging market and developing countries with shared economic characteristics. The fundamen...

Equilibrium Non-Oil Current Account Assessments for Oil Producing Countries

Equilibrium Non-Oil Current Account Assessments for Oil Producing Countries »

Volume/Issue: 2008/198

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Alun Thomas , Jun Kim , and Aqib Aslam

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 August 2008

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451870565.001

ISBN: 9781451870565

Keywords: exchange rate assessment, oil-exporting countries, consumption smoothing, current account, current account balance, current accounts, current account deficit, current account deficits,

This paper introduces a methodology for assessing external balance in countries with large stocks of non-renewable resources based on oil stock data, and applies it to selected oil producing countries. The methodol...