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Investment and Current Account Deficit

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Discuss whether or not an increase in investment would reduce a deficit on the current account of the balance of payments.

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An outline for discussing the impact of the current account of the balance of payments on the economy.

I. 🍃Introduction
- Definition of the current account of the balance of payments
- Importance of analyzing its impact on the economy

II. Reasons why the current account may lower costs of production and increase demand for exports
- Advanced technology and efficient production
- Investment in human capital
- Increase in quality of domestically produced products
- Increase in primary income

III. Reasons why the current account may not have a positive impact on the economy
- Investment in imported capital goods
- Investment in products not in demand abroad
- Short-term increase in aggregate demand causing inflation
- Net exports not rising due to other factors
- Insufficient investment to make a difference

IV. 👉Conclusion
- Summary of the impact of the current account on the economy
- Importance of monitoring and managing the current account to ensure a positive impact on the economy.

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