The Shifting Composition of External Liabilities
Andre Faria (),
Paolo Mauro () and
Gian Maria Milesi-Ferretti ()
The Institute for International Integration Studies Discussion Paper Series from IIIS
What determines the composition of external liabilities, both across countries and over time? More specifically, which countries account for the massive increase in equity-like liabilities (foreign direct investment and portfolio equity), especially since the mid-1990s? The empirical analysis draws on the newly-released “External Wealth of Nations Mark II” dataset. In the cross-section, we find that larger, more open economies with a better institutional quality score have a greater equity share in external liabilities, which is also positively related to natural resource production. Along the time-series dimension, we find that the shift towards equity financing is stronger among those countries that have undertaken a greater degree of domestic financial reform.
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