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International dynamic risk sharing

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  • Giuseppe Cavaliere

    (Department of Statistical Sciences, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy)

  • Luca Fanelli

    (Department of Statistical Sciences, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy)

  • Attilio Gardini

    (Department of Statistical Sciences, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy)

Abstract

In this paper we examine the implications of international risk sharing among a set of countries in the presence of market frictions which complicate the instantaneous adjustment to the first-order conditions. We suggest approximating the consumption streams of countries belonging to the risk sharing coalition in terms of a disequilibrium dynamic model embodying forward-looking adjustment. Econometric methods for estimating and testing the model are discussed. Empirical analysis of a set of core European countries suggests that once preference parameters are allowed to vary across countries, we are able to identify a group of nations that share risks against idiosyncratic permanent income shocks. The equilibrium position, however, is reached after a long adjustment period. Copyright © 2008 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

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Volume (Year): 23 (2008)
Issue (Month): 1 ()
Pages: 1-16

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  1. Franchi, Massimo & Paruolo, Paolo, 2011. "A characterization of vector autoregressive processes with common cyclical features," Journal of Econometrics, Elsevier, vol. 163(1), pages 105-117, July.
  2. Cavaliere, Giuseppe & Taylor, A. M. Robert & Trenkler, Carsten, 2013. "Bootstrap Co-integration Rank Testing: The Effect of Bias-Correcting Parameter Estimates," Working Papers 32993, University of Mannheim, Department of Economics.
  3. Giuseppe Cavaliere & Luca Fanelli & Attilio Gardini, 2006. "International dynamic risk sharing," Quaderni di Dipartimento 1, Department of Statistics, University of Bologna.
  4. Fanelli, Luca & Cavaliere, Giuseppe & Gardini, Attilio, 2004. "Consumption risk sharing and adjustment costs," MPRA Paper 1641, University Library of Munich, Germany, revised Nov 2006.

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