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Financial integration in Europe: Evidence from Euler equation tests

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  • Lemmen, J.J.G.
  • Eijffinger, S.C.W.

    (Tilburg University, Center for Economic Research)

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This paper applies Obstfeld's Euler equation tests to assess the degree of financial integration in the European Union. In addition, we design a new Euler equation test which is intimately related to Obstfeld's Euler equation tests. Using data from the latest Penn World Table (Mark 6), we arrive at the following ranking of financial integration in the European Union: low integration (Greece and Portugal) intermediate (Austria, Denmark, Finland, France, Ireland, Italy, Spain and Sweden) and high (Belgium, Germany, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom). Furthermore, it appears that there is still significant room for risk diversification among European Union countries.

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Paper provided by Tilburg University, Center for Economic Research in its series Discussion Paper with number 1995-32.

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Keywords: EU; International Financial Markets; euler equations; Financial Integration; finance;

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  1. Schüler, Martin & Heinemann, Friedrich, 2002. "How integrated are the European retail financial markets? A cointegration analysis," Research Notes 3b, Deutsche Bank Research.
  2. Claudia M. Buch & Joerg Doepke & Christian Pierdzioch, 2002. "Consumer Preferences and the Reliability of Euler Equation Tests of Capital Mobility � Some Simulation-Based Evidence," Kiel Working Papers 1131, Kiel Institute for the World Economy.

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