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A Flow-of-Funds Perspective on the Financial CrisisHouseholds’ Financial Portfolio Choices: A Comparison between France and Germany (1978–2009)

A Flow-of-Funds Perspective on the Financial Crisis: Households’ Financial Portfolio Choices: A... [French and German households have sharply increased their accumula- tion of financial wealth during the last three decades. In 1991. financial wealth of French households accounted for about 162 per cent of dis- posable income versus about 225 per cent in 2009. Financial wealth of German households accounted for 182 per cent of disposable income in 1991 versus 290 per cent in 2009. Beyond this accumulation process of financial wealth over the long run, households-’ financial portfolio structure has dramatically evolved during the period 1978–2009 in these two European countries, in this chapter, we provide a detailed com- parative analysis of the households’ financial portfolio structure during the period 1978–2009 in France and Germany, The analysis is based on two unique datasets built in the Deutsche Bundesbank and Banque de France. These datasets enable us to analyse the evolution of the harmonised assets categories held by the households in their financial portfolios on a quarterly basis. In particular, we are able to compare the portfolio structures of the households of the two countries over an extended period of time.1] http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png

A Flow-of-Funds Perspective on the Financial CrisisHouseholds’ Financial Portfolio Choices: A Comparison between France and Germany (1978–2009)

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Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright
© Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2014
ISBN
978-1-349-46944-4
Pages
236 –256
DOI
10.1057/9781137352989_10
Publisher site
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Abstract

[French and German households have sharply increased their accumula- tion of financial wealth during the last three decades. In 1991. financial wealth of French households accounted for about 162 per cent of dis- posable income versus about 225 per cent in 2009. Financial wealth of German households accounted for 182 per cent of disposable income in 1991 versus 290 per cent in 2009. Beyond this accumulation process of financial wealth over the long run, households-’ financial portfolio structure has dramatically evolved during the period 1978–2009 in these two European countries, in this chapter, we provide a detailed com- parative analysis of the households’ financial portfolio structure during the period 1978–2009 in France and Germany, The analysis is based on two unique datasets built in the Deutsche Bundesbank and Banque de France. These datasets enable us to analyse the evolution of the harmonised assets categories held by the households in their financial portfolios on a quarterly basis. In particular, we are able to compare the portfolio structures of the households of the two countries over an extended period of time.1]

Published: Dec 4, 2015

Keywords: Interest Rate; Mutual Fund; Portfolio Weight; Portfolio Choice; Financial Wealth

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