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Financial Development, Technological Change in Emerging Countries and Global Imbalances

Kenza Benhima

The paper shows that in a general equilibrium model with two countries, characterized by different levels of financial development, and two technologies, one more productive and more financially demanding than the other, the following stylized facts can be replicated: 1) the persistent US current account deficits since the beginning of the 90’s; 2) growth of output per worker in developing countries in relative terms with the US during the same period; 3) relative capital accumulation and 4) TFP growth in these countries, also relative to the US. The more productive technology takes more time to implement and is subject to liquidity shocks, while the less productive one, along with external bond assets, can be used as a hoard to finance those liquidity shocks. As a result, after financial globalization, if the emerging economy is capital scarce and if its financial market is sufficiently incomplete, it experiences an increase in net foreign assets that coincides with a fall in the less productive investment and a rise in the more productive one. Convergence towards the steady state implies then both a better allocation of capital that generates endogenous aggregate TFP gains and a rise in aggregate investment that translates into higher growth.

AGENDA

lundi 4 mars 2024

Law, Institutions and Economics in Nanterre (LIEN)

Shiva Shekhar (Tilburg Univ)

The Bright Side of the GDPR: Welfare-improving Privacy Management

mardi 5 mars 2024

Recherche et Economie et Socioéconomie Politique, des Institutions et des Régulations (RESPIR)

Thomas Angeletti (Université Paris Dauphine PSL & IRISSO CNRS)

L’invention de l’économie française

mardi 5 mars 2024

Webinar TELE – Theoretical European Law & Economics

Ester Manna (University of Barcelona, Spain)

3:00 pm to 4:15 pm (Paris time)

TBA

mercredi 6 mars 2024

Économies du monde musulman

Amal Briki (Agence Alnaft, Alger)

Les déterminants de la performance bancaire en Algérie

jeudi 7 mars 2024

Doctorants

Michaël Guillossou

TBA

mardi 12 mars 2024

Recherche et Economie et Socioéconomie Politique, des Institutions et des Régulations (RESPIR)

Simon Bittmann (CNRS - Université de Strasbourg) et Ulysse Lojkine (Université Paris-Nanterre)

Exploitation: A Socio-Economic Approach

jeudi 14 mars 2024

Lunch

Phu NGUYEN-VAN

TBA

mardi 19 mars 2024

Recherche et Economie et Socioéconomie Politique, des Institutions et des Régulations (RESPIR)

Gilles Rotillon

Les NTIC sauveront-elles le capitalisme?

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