Trade in Nominal Assets and Net International Capital Flows
CEPR Discussion Paper Series No. 1569
Posted: 27 Mar 1997
Date Written: January 1997
Nominal assets play a major role in international financial markets, while trade in indexed bonds is not empirically relevant. As a result, agents are generally exposed to both price and exchange rate uncertainty. Nonetheless, previous research on net capital flows has assumed the presence of a risk-free vehicle to intertemporal asset trade. In this paper, we present a general equilibrium intertemporal model with trade limited to nominal bonds and equity. We find that the absence of a risk-free bond generally dampens net capital flows, thus making economies effectively more closed.
JEL Classification: F32, F41
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