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The Demand For Liquid Assets, Corporate Saving, And International Capital Flows

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  • Philippe Bacchetta
  • Kenza Benhima

The recent period of capital outflows from emerging economies has coincided with an increase in their corporate saving. In this paper, we model corporate saving as a demand for liquid assets by credit-constrained firms in a dynamic open-economy macroeconomic model. We find that the implications of this model are very different from standard models, because the demand for foreign bonds is a complement to domestic investment rather than a substitute. We show that this complementarity is at work when an emerging economy is on its convergence path or when it has a higher TFP growth rate. This framework is consistent with a number of stylized facts found in high-growth, high-investment emerging economies.

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Article provided by European Economic Association in its journal Journal of the European Economic Association.

Volume (Year): 13 (2015)
Issue (Month): 6 (December)
Pages: 1101-1135

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Handle: RePEc:bla:jeurec:v:13:y:2015:i:6:p:1101-1135
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