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International portfolios, current account dynamics and capital accumulation

  • Robert Kollmann
  • Nicolas Coeurdacier
  • Philippe Martin

abstract from capital, equity home bias is not sensitive to preference parameters. In the model, NFA changes are largely driven by capital gains/losses due to movements in equity prices. The model thus matches the high volatility and low serial correlation of NFA changes. We compare settings with complete and incomplete financial markets. Imperfect hedging is required to generate a realistic conventional current account measure that solely reflects aggregate net flows of assets between countries.

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Paper provided by ULB -- Universite Libre de Bruxelles in its series ULB Institutional Repository with number 2013/13410.

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Date of creation: 2008
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Handle: RePEc:ulb:ulbeco:2013/13410
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