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Global Imbalances with Safe Assets in Eurozone

Ly-Dai, Hung (2014): Global Imbalances with Safe Assets in Eurozone.

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Abstract

In one open two-country economy, a higher domestic productivity level raises both mean and variance of wealth dynamic, and can lead to a greater accumu- lation of safe assets. The empirical evidences on the 19 countries of Eurozone confirm that the safe assets exchange supports the international risk-sharing across countries. Moreover, in comparison with the risky investments (FDI and Portfolio Equities), the safe assets (Bonds) are the dominant driver of global imbalances within Eurozone.

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