Regime dependence, Mrs. Machlup's wardrobe and the accumulation of international reserves in Asia
AbstractAn old yet rarely explored motive of hoarding international reserves advanced by Machlup (1966) is examined. Reserve accumulation behavior in Asia is driven by a psychological desire to keep up with neighboring countries, i.e., 'keeping up with the Joneses effect'.
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Volume (Year): 110 (2011)
Issue (Month): 3 (March)
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Regime dependence Mrs. Machlup's wardrobe Keeping up with the Joneses Accumulation of international reserves Peer countries;
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