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

  • Amdur, David

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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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Economics Letters.

Volume (Year): 108 (2010)
Issue (Month): 2 (August)
Pages: 163-166

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Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolet:v:108:y:2010:i:2:p:163-166
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