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Foreign portfolio diversification and risk-sharing

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  • Balli, F.
  • Pericoli, F.M.
  • Pierucci, E.

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We investigate income smoothing associated with international portfolio diversification by decomposing the net factor income (NFI) channel into interests, dividends and retained earnings, for OECD and EU countries. We find that interest receipts and equity dividend payments contribute significantly to absorb domestic income shocks. Geographically concentrated portfolios and, in particular, biases toward EU markets have a strong negative effect on the degree of risk-sharing.

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  • Balli, F. & Pericoli, F.M. & Pierucci, E., 2014. "Foreign portfolio diversification and risk-sharing," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 125(2), pages 187-190.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolet:v:125:y:2014:i:2:p:187-190
    DOI: 10.1016/j.econlet.2014.08.028
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    Keywords

    Income smoothing; International portfolio diversification; Euro bias;
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    JEL classification:

    • F36 - International Economics - - International Finance - - - Financial Aspects of Economic Integration
    • F4 - International Economics - - Macroeconomic Aspects of International Trade and Finance

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