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Cross-border equity portfolio choices and the diversification motive: A fractional regression approach

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  • Pericoli, F.M.
  • Pierucci, E.
  • Ventura, L.

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Using a panel fractional regression model to evaluate the determinants of shares of international investment positions, we find some strong empirical support to the claim that a diversification motive is relevant. It turns out that less synchronized economies attract larger portfolio investment shares. The utmost relevance of trade relationships among countries in shaping international investment positions is also confirmed.

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  • Pericoli, F.M. & Pierucci, E. & Ventura, L., 2013. "Cross-border equity portfolio choices and the diversification motive: A fractional regression approach," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 121(2), pages 282-286.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolet:v:121:y:2013:i:2:p:282-286
    DOI: 10.1016/j.econlet.2013.08.026
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    Keywords

    Portfolio choice; Risk sharing; Fractional regression models;
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    JEL classification:

    • F21 - International Economics - - International Factor Movements and International Business - - - International Investment; Long-Term Capital Movements
    • G11 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - Portfolio Choice; Investment Decisions

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