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Bilateral portfolio dynamics during the global financial crisis

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  • Galstyan, Vahagn
  • Lane, Philip R.

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There has been considerable bilateral variation in the pattern of portfolio capital flows during the global financial crisis: for a given destination, investors from different countries adjusted their holdings to different degrees. We show that the size of the initial bilateral holding, geographical distance, common language, the level of trade and common institutional linkages help to explain the pattern of adjustment. These bilateral factors are more important for equities than for bonds and for investors from developing countries than for investors from advanced countries.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal European Economic Review.

Volume (Year): 57 (2013)
Issue (Month): C ()
Pages: 63-74

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Handle: RePEc:eee:eecrev:v:57:y:2013:i:c:p:63-74

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Keywords: International capital flows; International portfolios; External adjustment; Financial crises;

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  1. Philip R. Lane, 2013. "Cross-Border Financial Integration in Asia and the Macro-Financial Policy Framework," The Institute for International Integration Studies Discussion Paper Series iiisdp423, IIIS.
  2. Philip Lane, 2013. "Financial Globalisation and the Crisis," Open Economies Review, Springer, vol. 24(3), pages 555-580, July.

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