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Integration of European Bond Markets

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  • Charlotte Christiansen

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    (Aarhus University and CREATES)

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I investigate the time variation in the integration of EU government bond markets. The integration is measured by the explanatory power of European factor portfolios for the individual bond markets for each year. The integration of the government bond markets is stronger for EMU than non-EMU members and stronger for old than new EU members. The integration is weaker for the sovereign debt crisis countries than for other countries. The integration of the EU bond markets is decreasing over time and this appears not to be caused by the recent ?nancial and sovereign debt crisis.

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Paper provided by School of Economics and Management, University of Aarhus in its series CREATES Research Papers with number 2012-33.

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Date of creation: 10 Jul 2012
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Handle: RePEc:aah:create:2012-33

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Keywords: Business Integration; European bond markets; Financial crises; Factor models;

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