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Income smoothing and foreign asset holdings


  • Faruk Balli


  • Rosmy Louis


  • Mohammad Osman



In this paper we construct a new methodology to measure the international income smoothing and present stronger connectionbetween international asset holding and international income smoothing for OECD countries.
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  • Faruk Balli & Rosmy Louis & Mohammad Osman, 2010. "Income smoothing and foreign asset holdings," Journal of Economics and Finance, Springer;Academy of Economics and Finance, vol. 34(1), pages 23-29, January.
  • Handle: RePEc:spr:jecfin:v:34:y:2010:i:1:p:23-29
    DOI: 10.1007/s12197-008-9070-2

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    1. Balli, Faruk & Basher, Syed Abul & Balli, Hatice Ozer, 2011. "Income insurance and the determinants of income insurance via foreign asset revenues and foreign liability payments," Economic Modelling, Elsevier, vol. 28(5), pages 2296-2306, September.

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    Capital Market Integration; Home Bias; Income Smoothing; F155; F36; F41;

    JEL classification:

    • F15 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Economic Integration
    • F21 - International Economics - - International Factor Movements and International Business - - - International Investment; Long-Term Capital Movements


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