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A Disequilibrium Model of International Capital Mobility

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  • Ianchovichina, Elena
  • Robert McDougall
  • Thomas W. Hertel

Paper presented at the 2nd Annual Conference on Global Economics Analysis, Denmark, June 20-22. The paper proposes a new disequilibrium approach to modeling international capital mobility for a dynamic multi- region general equilibrium model. Key to this approach are errors in investors’ assessments of potential returns to capital, such as those recently observed in Asia. The investment theory, compatible with a simple recursive solution procedure, ensures the convergence of the model towards a stable equilibrium, brings realism into the analysis of international capital mobility and flexibility in tailoring to empirical data. The paper discusses two numerical examples, demonstrating the long- run convergence of the model and the dynamic adjustment to a deeper, longer crisis in Asia.

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Paper provided by Center for Global Trade Analysis, Department of Agricultural Economics, Purdue University in its series GTAP Working Papers with number 399.

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Date of creation: 2000
Handle: RePEc:gta:workpp:399
Note: GTAP Working Paper No. 10
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