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Solving for Country Portfolios in Open Economy Macro Models

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  • Michael B. Devereux
  • Alan Sutherland

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This paper presents a general approximation method for characterizing time-varying equilibrium portfolios in a two-country dynamic general equilibrium model. the method can be easily adapted to most dynamic general equilibrium models, it applies to environments in which markets are complete or incomplete, and it can be used for models of any dimension. Moreover, the approximation provides simple, easily interpretable closed form solutions for the dynamics of equilibrium portfolios.

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Paper provided by International Monetary Fund in its series IMF Working Papers with number 07/284.

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Date of creation: 01 Dec 2007
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Handle: RePEc:imf:imfwpa:07/284

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Keywords: Payments imbalances; Markets; Trade; Bonds; equations; equation; equilibrium solution; covariance; asset markets; bond; nominal bonds; returns on bonds; international capital; foreign bonds; general equilibrium model; perturbation; hedge; international finance; general equilibrium models; nominal exchange rate; foreign equity; random variable; equation system; financial markets; random variables; financial globalization; international financial markets; hedging; separability; stock market; standard deviation; algebra;

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