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Financial Integration in Emerging Market Economies

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  • Pasricha, Gurnain

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This paper analyzes de-facto integration in some Emerging Market Economies based on behavior of deviations from Covered Interest Parity in the last decade. An Asymmetric Self Exciting Threshold Autoregressive model is used to estimate bands of speculative inaction. The estimated bands follow the pattern expected, and reveal a rational market in the sense that deviations from parity are self correcting. The paper uses information from the estimated models to construct a new index of de-facto integration. Such a price-based measure of integration is crucial to studies of effectiveness of controls and of impact of capital openness on macroeconomic variables.

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Paper provided by Department of Economics, UC Santa Cruz in its series Santa Cruz Department of Economics, Working Paper Series with number qt7z35t1cn.

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Keywords: Covered Interest Parity; Threshold Autoregression; Financial Integration Index; Emerging Markets; De-Facto Openness;

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Cited by:
  1. Hutchison, Michael & Kendall, Jake & Pasricha, Gurnain & Singh, Nirvikar, 2010. "Indian Capital Control Liberalization: Evidence from NDF Markets," MPRA Paper 21771, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  2. Pasricha, Gurnain, 2009. "Bank Competition and International Financial Integration: Evidence using a new Index," MPRA Paper 16767, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  3. Olesia Kozlova, 2013. "Forward-Rate Bias, Imperfect Knowledge, and Risk: Evidence from Developed and Developing Countries," 2013 Papers pko627, Job Market Papers.
  4. A. Prasad & Charles Frederick Kramer & Hélène Poirson, 2008. "Challenges to Monetary Policy From Financial Globalization," IMF Working Papers 08/131, International Monetary Fund.
  5. Michael Hutchison & Gurnain Kaur Pasricha & Nirvikar Singh, 2011. "Effectiveness of Capital Controls in India: Evidence from the Offshore NDF Market," Working Papers 11-29, Bank of Canada.
  6. Pasricha, Gurnain Kaur, 2008. "Imperfect Competition in Financial Markets and Capital Controls: A Model and a Test," MPRA Paper 12125, University Library of Munich, Germany.

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