The Determinants of International Portfolio Holdings and Home Bias

Author/Editor:

Shujing Li ; Hamid Faruqee ; Isabel K. Yan

Publication Date:

February 1, 2004

Electronic Access:

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Summary:

Despite the liberalization of foreign portfolio investment around the globe since the early 1980s, the home-bias phenomenon is still found to exist. Using a relatively new IMF survey dataset of cross-border equity holdings, this paper tests new structural equations from a consumption-based asset-pricing model on international portfolio holdings. Using of stock data allows us to provide new and clear-cut evidence on the determinants of international portfolio holdings.

Series:

Working Paper No. 04/34

Subject:

English

Publication Date:

February 1, 2004

ISBN/ISSN:

9781451845297/1018-5941

Stock No:

WPIEA0342004

Price:

$15.00 (Academic Rate:$15.00)

Format:

Paper

Pages:

25

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