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International Diversification and the Irish Economy

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  • Philip R. Lane

    (Trinity College Dublin and CEPR)

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We take an initial step in investigating the international diversification of Irish production risk. We find evidence that Ireland displays some properties associated with international risksharing. These include: high gross stocks of foreign assets and liabilities; high international consumption correlations relative to output correlations; and pro-cyclical behaviour of the yield on net external liabilities.

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Article provided by Economic and Social Studies in its journal Economic and Social Review.

Volume (Year): 31 (2000)
Issue (Month): 1 ()
Pages: 37-53

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Handle: RePEc:eso:journl:v:31:y:2000:i:1:p:37-53

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  1. Sorensen, Bent E. & Wu, Yi-Tsung & Yosha, Oved & Zhu, Yu, 2007. "Home bias and international risk sharing: Twin puzzles separated at birth," Journal of International Money and Finance, Elsevier, vol. 26(4), pages 587-605, June.
  2. Philip R. Lane, 2003. "The Macroeconomics of International Financial Trade," Trinity Economics Papers 200314, Trinity College Dublin, Department of Economics.
  3. Lane, Philip R., 2003. "Financial Globalisation and the Irish Economy," Quarterly Economic Commentary: Special Articles, Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI), vol. 2003(1-Spring), pages 1-10.

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