Giofré, Maela/M. (2008): Convergence of EMU Equity Portfolios.
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This paper demonstrates that, after integration, equity portfolios of countries that joined the European Monetary Union have converged at faster rate than those of NON EMU countries. This outcome canbe interpreted as a combination of the convergence of inflation rates and the convergence of investment barriers. On the one hand, the common monetary policy might have driven a stronger comovement in inflation rates, leading to increasingly similar hedging strategies among member countries. On the other hand, exposure to the common currency might have homogenized bilateral investment barriers, thus inducing increasingly similar portfolio allocations among member countries. We find that the comovement of inflation rates has not significantly increased after EMU inception, pointing toward an exclusive role for convergence in investment barriers.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Convergence of EMU Equity Portfolios|
|Keywords:||financial integration; EMU; inflation hedging; investment barriers|
|Subjects:||G - Financial Economics > G1 - General Financial Markets > G11 - Portfolio Choice; Investment Decisions
F - International Economics > F3 - International Finance > F30 - General
G - Financial Economics > G1 - General Financial Markets > G15 - International Financial Markets
F - International Economics > F2 - International Factor Movements and International Business > F21 - International Investment; Long-Term Capital Movements
F - International Economics > F3 - International Finance > F36 - Financial Aspects of Economic Integration
|Depositing User:||Maela Giofré|
|Date Deposited:||11. Mar 2009 02:13|
|Last Modified:||21. Feb 2013 01:52|
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