Chapter 14. The International Trade and Capital Flows


balance of trade (trade balance)
the gap, if any, between a nation’s exports and imports
current account balance
a broad measure of the balance of trade that includes trade in goods and services, as well as international flows of income and foreign aid
exports of goods and services as a percentage of GDP
the dollar value of exports divided by the dollar value of a country’s GDP
financial capital
the international flows of money that facilitates trade and investment
merchandise trade balance
the balance of trade looking only at goods
national savings and investment identity
the total of private savings and public savings (a government budget surplus)
unilateral transfers
“one-way payments” that governments, private entities, or individuals make that they sent abroad with nothing received in return


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