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Global imbalances in the XIX, XX and the XXI centuries.

Eugeni, S. (2016) 'Global imbalances in the XIX, XX and the XXI centuries.', Economics letters., 145 . pp. 69-72.


We establish a new stylized fact: while the current account and the trade balances are positively correlated during the second globalization (1990s–2010s), they were negatively correlated during the first globalization (1870s–1910s). We show that the reason behind is that the world interest rate is currently low relatively to the world growth rate due to a “global saving glut”, while this was not the case during the first globalization.

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Date accepted:18 May 2016
Date deposited:07 June 2016
Date of first online publication:01 June 2016
Date first made open access:01 December 2017

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