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Is the US Trade Deficit Sustainable? by Catherine L. Mann

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Published by Institute for International Economics .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • International economics,
  • Public finance,
  • Politics / Current Events,
  • Government - U.S. Government,
  • International Economic Relations,
  • United States,
  • Business & Economics,
  • International trade,
  • Business/Economics,
  • International - Economics,
  • Economic Conditions,
  • U.S. Government,
  • International - General,
  • Balance of trade,
  • Commerce,
  • Competition, International

Book details:

The Physical Object
FormatPaperback
Number of Pages200
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL8172764M
ISBN 100881322644
ISBN 109780881322644

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EEUU trade deficit is on the news and it worry most economist because it might render a future financial crisis. In order to understand more about this issue, I read this short book which helped me to understand the several factors involve in the EEUU trade/5(2).   Is a chronic and widening deficit sustainable, or will the dollar crash, perhaps taking the economy with it? If the problem was one of "twin deficits," as many thought, why has the trade deficit continued to grow even as the budget deficit narrowed to zero? If US companies are so competitive, why does the trade deficit persist? Forecasters project that the US trade deficit in will reach about $ billion, and the current account deficit will be more than $ billion, or about percent of GDP. For at least the next year or two, however, the US current account deficit will continue to grow-changing the direction of US external balance is not a simple process. The United States is enjoying an economic boom that is fueling the growth of its trade deficit. At current exchange rates, the strength of the U.S. economy, combined with slow growth in demand in many other parts of the world, will lead to further widening of the U.S. trade deficit.

  Consumer Products Drive the Trade Deficit. Consumer products, especially automobiles, are the primary drivers of the trade deficit. In , the United States imported $ billion in consumer goods, while only exporting $ billion. That created a $ billion deficit.   The U.S. trade deficit for June, the most recent data available, was the highest in at least 18 years, when comparing it to the other months of June dating back to And that’s good news. Big Trade Deficit Is Bleeding U.S By Cerami, Charles Insight on the News, Vol. 15, No. 24, J Read preview Overview Trading Down: It's Not Whether Record Trade Deficits Will Become a Full-Blown Currency Crisis. These refinements, together with today's higher deficit ( percent in versus percent in ) lead them to conclude that a very gradual re-equilibration of global current account imbalances would imply a depreciation of percent in the real trade-weighted dollar.

  The global financial crisis of and the widening US trade deficit have precipitated fresh inquiry into a set of perennial questions about global integration and the US economy. How has global integration affected US producers and workers, and overall growth and inflation? Is a chronic and widening deficit sustainable, or will the dollar crash,.   The United States trade deficit has hit record levels and continues to rise. Is a chronic and widening deficit sustainable or will the dollar crash, perhaps taking the economy with it? "The global financial crisis of and the widening US trade deficit have precipitated fresh inquiry into a set of perennial questions about global integration and the US economy. Is a chronic and widening deficit sustainable, or will the dollar crash, perhaps taking the economy with it? The final section of the book provides an. There are two agents born in each period, and these agents have completely heterogeneous preferences and endowments. The paper shows that there are monetary equilibria in which one country can sustain a trade deficit whose present value is arbitrarily close to that of .