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International cross-holdings of bonds in a two-good DSGE model

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I solve for equilibrium portfolios in a two-country, two-good dynamic stochastic general equilibrium (DSGE) model where the only traded assets are locally-denominated real bonds. Unless the elasticity of substitution between goods is exceptionally low, the model predicts that each country will hold a short position in foreign bonds.

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  • Amdur, David, 2010. "International cross-holdings of bonds in a two-good DSGE model," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 108(2), pages 163-166, August.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolet:v:108:y:2010:i:2:p:163-166
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    1. Fedotenkov, Igor, 2015. "International Trade and Migration: Why Do Migrants Choose Small Countries?," MPRA Paper 66035, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    2. Igor Fedotenkov, 2014. "Pension Reform, Factor Mobility and Trade with Country-Specific Goods," De Economist, Springer, vol. 162(3), pages 247-262, September.
    3. Rabitsch, Katrin & Stepanchuk, Serhiy & Tsyrennikov, Viktor, 2015. "International portfolios: A comparison of solution methods," Journal of International Economics, Elsevier, vol. 97(2), pages 404-422.
    4. Jonathan J Adams & Philip Barrett, 2017. "Resolving International Macro Puzzles with Imperfect Risk Sharing and Global Solution Methods," Working Papers 001003, University of Florida, Department of Economics.
    5. Fedotenkov, I., 2012. "Pensions and ageing in a globalizing world. International spillover effects via trade and factor mobility," Other publications TiSEM 8830bc21-4138-4479-8459-a, Tilburg University, School of Economics and Management.

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