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A Solution to Two Paradoxes of International Capital Flows, Shang-Jin Wei, Jiandong Ju

International capital flows from rich to poor countries can be regarded as either too low (the Lucas paradox in a one-sector model) or too high (when compared with the logic of factor price equalization in a two-sector model). To resolve the paradoxes, we introduce a non-neoclassical model which features financial contracts and firm heterogeneity. In our model, free patterns of gross capital flow emerge as a function of the quality of the financial system and the level of protection for property rights(i.e., the risk of expropriation. A poor country with an inefficient financial system but a low expropriation risk may simultaneously experience an outflow of financial capital but an inflow of foreign direct investment (FDI), resulting in a small net flow
Table Of Contents
""Contents""; ""I. Introduction""; ""II. Paradoxes of International Capital Flows""; ""III. The Model""; ""IV. Aggregation and Equilibrium Conditions""; ""V. Comparative Statics""; ""VI. Free Trade and Capital Flows""; ""VII. Conclusions""; ""Appendix: Proofs""
Literary Form
non fiction
"July 2006."
Physical Description
1 online resource (39 p.)
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