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The Valuation Channel of External Adjustment

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  • Jaewoo Lee
  • Fabio Ghironi
  • Alessandro Rebucci

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International financial integration has greatly increased the scope for changes in a country''s net foreign asset position through the valuation channel, namely capital gains and losses on external assets and liabilities. We examine this valuation channel in a dynamic equilibrium portfolio model with international trade in equity. By separating asset prices and quantities, we can characterize the first-order dynamics of valuation effects and the current account in macroeconomic dynamics. Specifically, we disentangle the roles of excess returns, capital gains, and portfolio adjustment for consumption risk sharing when financial markets are incomplete.

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Paper provided by International Monetary Fund in its series IMF Working Papers with number 09/275.

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Date of creation: 01 Dec 2009
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Keywords: Current account; Capital transactions; Economic models; External shocks; Financial sector; Government expenditures; Productivity; foreign asset; foreign assets; net foreign asset; net foreign assets; foreign asset position; net foreign asset position; international trade; foreign goods; foreign exchange; financial markets; international financial; financial integration; equity portfolio; capital markets; return on foreign assets; financial globalization; exchange rates; capital flows; equity portfolios; globalization; international investors; international financial integration;

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