Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/40269
Authors: 
Mann, Catherine L.
Meade, Ellen E.
Year of Publication: 
2002
Series/Report no.: 
Research notes working paper series 6
Abstract: 
This paper brings together the literature on determination of home bias in equity holdings and the portfolio balance model of exchange rates to consider whether the dollar might be affected by a change in transactions costs that alters international portfolio allocations. The empirical findings lend support to the view that transactions costs have a significant influence on US portfolio holdings, even after accounting for float market share. In addition, new survey evidence on the equity holdings of European firms indicates home bias for European investors, and points to a reduction in the magnitude of this home bias since 1997.
Subjects: 
portfolio choice
equity flows
exchange rates
JEL: 
F21
F31
G11
G15
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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