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A New Test of International Financial Integration with Application to the European Union

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  • J. Holmes, Mark

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    (Loughborough University)

  • J. Pentecost, Eric

    (Loughborough University)

Abstract

In this paper we test for financial integration among the major European Union countries using a new test, due to Snell(1996), which allows us to confirm or reject covered interest rate parity. Indeed, we offer a new distinction between strong or weak financial integrtion depending on whether or not the frist largest principal component based on deviations from covered interest parity is stationary. Despite the turbulence in the ERM during the early 1990s, we find evidence of increased financial inter-dependence of on shore domestic interest rates implying that European monetary polices are in general converging.

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Article provided by Center for Economic Integration, Sejong University in its journal Journal of Economic Integration.

Volume (Year): 14 (1999)
Issue (Month): ()
Pages: 1-12

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Handle: RePEc:ris:integr:0094

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Keywords: International; Financial; Integration;

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Cited by:
  1. Claudia M. Buch, 2001. "Cross-Border Banking and Transmission Mechanisms: The Case of Europe," Kiel Working Papers 1063, Kiel Institute for the World Economy.
  2. Claudia Buch, 2004. "Cross-border banking and transmission mechanisms in Europe: evidence from German data," Applied Financial Economics, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 14(16), pages 1137-1149.
  3. Holmes, Mark J., 2001. "Some new evidence on exchange rates, capital controls and European Union financial integration," International Review of Economics & Finance, Elsevier, vol. 10(2), pages 135-146.

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