Cyclical behavior of international fund flows
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We investigate the cyclicality of international fund flows employing correlation and regression analysis using monthly data for almost 70 countries between 1996 and 2013. International fund flows are cross-border investments by global funds. Our results suggest that contemporaneously international fund flows are counter-cyclical: fund flows are above trend when output is below trend. Bond flows are more counter-cyclical than equity flows. Furthermore, the counter-cyclical behavior of fund flows has become more pronounced after the global financial crisis. Fund flows into non-OECD countries are mainly driven by global factors while fund flows into OECD countries are more influenced by country-specific factors.
Li , S , de Haan , J & Scholtens , B 2018 , ' Cyclical behavior of international fund flows ' Research in International Business and Finance , vol. 43 , pp. 99-112 . DOI: 10.1016/j.ribaf.2017.07.123
Research in International Business and Finance
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DescriptionThis research is supported by National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC Grant Numbers: 71273257, 71532013).
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