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Bilateral portfolio dynamics during the global financial crisis

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  • Galstyan, Vahagn
  • Lane, Philip R.

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There has been considerable bilateral variation in the pattern of portfolio capital flows during the global financial crisis: for a given destination, investors from different countries adjusted their holdings to different degrees. We show that the size of the initial bilateral holding, geographical distance, common language, the level of trade and common institutional linkages help to explain the pattern of adjustment. These bilateral factors are more important for equities than for bonds and for investors from developing countries than for investors from advanced countries.

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  • Galstyan, Vahagn & Lane, Philip R., 2013. "Bilateral portfolio dynamics during the global financial crisis," European Economic Review, Elsevier, vol. 57(C), pages 63-74.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:eecrev:v:57:y:2013:i:c:p:63-74
    DOI: 10.1016/j.euroecorev.2012.10.002
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    Keywords

    International capital flows; International portfolios; External adjustment; Financial crises;

    JEL classification:

    • F30 - International Economics - - International Finance - - - General
    • F41 - International Economics - - Macroeconomic Aspects of International Trade and Finance - - - Open Economy Macroeconomics
    • G15 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - International Financial Markets

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