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Country Portfolios

  • Aart Kraay

    (The World Bank)

  • Norman Loayza

    (The World Bank)

  • Luis Servén

    (The World Bank)

  • Jaume Ventura

    (CREI and Universitat Pompeu Fabra)

Capital flows to developing countries are small and mostly take the form of loans rather than direct foreign investment. We build a simple model of North-South capital flows that highlights the interplay between diminishing returns, production risk, and sovereign risk. This model generates a set of country portfolios and a world distribution of capital stocks that resemble those in the data. (JEL: F32, F34) Copyright (c) 2005 by the European Economic Association.

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Article provided by MIT Press in its journal Journal of the European Economic Association.

Volume (Year): 3 (2005)
Issue (Month): 4 (06)
Pages: 914-945

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Handle: RePEc:tpr:jeurec:v:3:y:2005:i:4:p:914-945
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