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A consolidated-by-nationality approach to Irish foreign exposure

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  • Andre Sanchez Pacheco

    (Department of Economics, Trinity College Dublin)

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How exposed is Ireland to foreign shocks? Relying on residence-based measures of foreign holdings to answer this question can be challenging. These statistics are obscured by the vast presence of Special Purpose Entities in the country. Alternatively, I construct an estimate of the Irish consolidated-by-nationality foreign balance sheet for the period between 2011 and 2019 based on a novel methodology that builds on firm-level data. I find that Ireland's consolidated foreign balance sheet is on average 46.7% smaller relative to its residence-based analogue. I interpret this result as an indication that Ireland is significantly less exposed to foreign shocks than what is suggested by residence-based statistics.

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  • Andre Sanchez Pacheco, 2021. "A consolidated-by-nationality approach to Irish foreign exposure," Trinity Economics Papers tep1421, Trinity College Dublin, Department of Economics, revised Dec 2021.
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    Keywords

    International financial integration; financial globalisation; consolidated-by-nationality statistics;
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    JEL classification:

    • F36 - International Economics - - International Finance - - - Financial Aspects of Economic Integration
    • F21 - International Economics - - International Factor Movements and International Business - - - International Investment; Long-Term Capital Movements
    • F23 - International Economics - - International Factor Movements and International Business - - - Multinational Firms; International Business

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