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Cross-Border Investment in Small International Financial Centers

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  • Philip Lane

    (Institute for International Integration Studies, Trinity College Dublin)

  • Gian Maria Milesi-Ferretti

    (International Monetary Fund)

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We document and assess the role of small financial centers in the international financial system using a newly-assembled dataset. We present estimates of the foreign asset and liability positions for a number of the most important small financial centers, and place these into context by calculating the importance of these locations in the global aggregate of cross- border investment positions. We also report data on bilateral cross-border investment patterns, highlighting which countries engage in financial trade with small financial centers.

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  • Philip Lane & Gian Maria Milesi-Ferretti, 2010. "Cross-Border Investment in Small International Financial Centers," The Institute for International Integration Studies Discussion Paper Series iiisdp316, IIIS.
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    Keywords

    Financial centers; international investment position; capital flows.;
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    JEL classification:

    • F31 - International Economics - - International Finance - - - Foreign Exchange
    • F32 - International Economics - - International Finance - - - Current Account Adjustment; Short-term Capital Movements

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