Eozenou, Patrick (2008): Financial Integration and Macroeconomic Volatility: Does Financial Development Matter?
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In this paper, we analyze the relationship between international financial integration and macroeconomic volatility. Looking at a panel of 90 countries over the period 1960-2000, we find that domestic financial conditions matter when assessing the impact of financial integration on consumption growth volatility. More specifically, consumption growth volatility is found to increase with the degree of financial integration in countries with low level of financial development and to decrease in countries with high level of financial development. When measuring domestic financial conditions by the share of private credits to GDP, the threshold level of financial development above which financial integration yields consumption smoothing benefits is estimated to be around 60%-70% GDP.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Financial Integration and Macroeconomic Volatility: Does Financial Development Matter?|
|Keywords:||GMM-IV; Dynamic Pane;, Financial Integration; Financial Development|
|Subjects:||F - International Economics > F3 - International Finance > F30 - General
G - Financial Economics > G1 - General Financial Markets > G15 - International Financial Markets
C - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods > C2 - Single Equation Models; Single Variables > C23 - Models with Panel Data; Longitudinal Data; Spatial Time Series
O - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth > O1 - Economic Development > O16 - Financial Markets; Saving and Capital Investment; Corporate Finance and Governance
E - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics > E4 - Money and Interest Rates > E44 - Financial Markets and the Macroeconomy
|Depositing User:||Patrick Eozenou|
|Date Deposited:||15. Jan 2009 03:03|
|Last Modified:||12. Feb 2013 14:55|
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