Financial Development and the Patterns of International Capital Flows
AbstractWe develop a tractable two-country overlapping-generations model and show that cross-country differences in financial development can explain three recent empirical patterns of international capital fl ows: Financial capital fl ows from relatively poor to relatively rich countries while foreign direct investment flows in the opposite direction; net capital fl ows go from poor to rich countries; despite of its negative net international investment positions, the United States receives a positive net investment income. We also explore the welfare and distributional effects of international capital fl ows and show that the patterns of capital flows may reverse along the convergence process of a developing country.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Singapore Management University, School of Economics in its series Working Papers with number 02-2010.
Date of creation: Apr 2010
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Publication status: Published in SMU Economics and Statistics Working Paper Series
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- von Hagen, Jürgen & Zhang, Haiping, 2010. "Financial Development and the Patterns of International Capital Flows," CEPR Discussion Papers 7690, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers.
- Jurgen von Hagen & Haiping Zhang, 2011. "Financial Development and the Patterns of International Capital Flows," Working Papers 21-2011, Singapore Management University, School of Economics.
- E44 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Money and Interest Rates - - - Financial Markets and the Macroeconomy
- F41 - International Economics - - Macroeconomic Aspects of International Trade and Finance - - - Open Economy Macroeconomics
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