[Publisher:] Institut für Weltwirtschaft (IfW) [Place:] Kiel [Year:] 1991
Kiel Working Paper 458
Economists have been interested in the degree of international capital mobility for a variety of reasons. E.g., the extent to which public deficits crowd out domestic investments depends on the ease with which domestic firms may access the international capital market. The welfare reduction due to a temporary negative shock to an economy (earthquake) is much less pronounced if it can borrow resources from abroad in order to tide itself over the initial period of reconstruction.