Macroeconomic imbalance procedure (MIP) scoreboard indicators and their predictive strength of “multidimensional crises”

Krzysztof Biegun , Jacek Karwowski


Research background: The evaluation of the predictive strength of MIP indicators in relation to crises is extremely important for the process of coordinating the economic policies of the EU countries. MIP is one of the pillars of the economic crisis prevention procedure. Predictive power of individual indicators has not been tested before their introduction. Purpose of the article: Evaluation of the predictive strength of fourteen MIP indicators in relation to multidimensional crises in the EU countries. Methods: We used ordered probit model to test the ability of MIP indicators to correctly predict episodes of “multidimensional crises” (as defined by the authors) in the period between 2008 and 2017 in all EU Member States. Findings & Value added: We defined “multidimensional crises”, combining several negative phenomena into one limited dependent variable. This work is also novel in its application of probit regression to test the predictive strength of MIP indicators with an ordered probit model. We identified five MIP variables which were statistically significant in predicting “multidimensional crises” for all EU countries: net international investment position, nominal unit labour cost index, house price index, private sector credit flow and general government gross debt. Other variables turned out to be less important or not effective in crises prediction.
Author Krzysztof Biegun (E&F / DF)
Krzysztof Biegun,,
- Department of Finance
, Jacek Karwowski (E&F / DF)
Jacek Karwowski,,
- Department of Finance
Journal seriesEquilibrium, [EQUILIBRIUM], ISSN 1689-765X, e-ISSN 2353-3293, (B 70 pkt)
Issue year2020
Publication size in sheets0.85
Keywords in Englishmacroeconomic imbalance procedure, economic crisis, multidimensional crisis, ordered probit model
Referenced project[17] Program doskonałości naukowo - badawczej INTEREKON . . Project leader at WUEB: Ewa Stańczyk-Hugiet, , start date 01-01-2019, end date 31-12-2022, in run
Languageen angielski
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Uwaga"The project is financed by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education in Po-land under the programme "Regional Initiative of Excellence" 2019–2022 project number 015/RID/2018/19 total funding amount 10 721 040,00 PLN".
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