Vistesen, Claus (2010): Demographics and the Anatomy of International Capital Flows.
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This thesis is built upon two core arguments. The first is the notion that the demographic transition should be narrated through the perspective of ageing rather than population growth and the second is that ageing on a macroeconomic level represents a strong driver of international capital flows. These two arguments are used to discuss the standard prediction in a life cycle framework that ageing leads to dissaving in the aggregate and thus how old economies should tend towards running current account deficits. Using Japan and Germany as the subjects of analysis, this thesis develops the idea that rapidly ageing societies are not, in the main, characterized by dissaving but rather by the fight against it. Finally, a small empirical exercise acts as a perspectivation on the results to suggest why ageing might lead to a reliance on exports and foreign asset income to achieve growth and what this means in a global context.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Demographics and the Anatomy of International Capital Flows|
|Keywords:||demographics; international capital flows; life cycle economics,|
|Subjects:||F - International Economics > F0 - General > F02 - International Economic Order and Integration
J - Labor and Demographic Economics > J1 - Demographic Economics
D - Microeconomics > D9 - Intertemporal Choice > D91 - Intertemporal Household Choice ; Life Cycle Models and Saving
E - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics > E2 - Consumption, Saving, Production, Investment, Labor Markets, and Informal Economy > E21 - Consumption ; Saving ; Wealth
|Depositing User:||Claus Vistesen Vistesen|
|Date Deposited:||09. Apr 2010 06:21|
|Last Modified:||19. Feb 2013 19:23|
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