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Financial Market Integration in the US: Lessons for Europe?

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  • Claudia M. Buch

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The introduction of the euro is expected to increase capital mobility in Euroland. While, as in the US, a common monetary policy is now performed, institutional structures are inherently more heterogenous. This paper argues that experience of the US with financial market integration can potentially serve as a benchmark for the integration effects. The paper finds that, despite the restrictions to the regional expansion of banks that have prevailed, the degree of financial integration within the US tends to exceed that within Europe. Implications of barriers to the free mobility of capital for monetary policy and banking supervision are discussed.

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Paper provided by Kiel Institute for the World Economy in its series Kiel Working Papers with number 1004.

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Length: 36 pages
Date of creation: Sep 2000
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Handle: RePEc:kie:kieliw:1004

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  4. John C. Driscoll, 2003. "Does bank lending affect output? evidence from the U.S. states," Finance and Economics Discussion Series 2003-31, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (U.S.).
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