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International Diversification and the Irish Economy

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  • Philip Lane

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We take an initial step in investigating the international diverisfication of Irish production risk. We find evidence that Ireland displays some properties associated with international risk sharing. These include: high cross stocks of foreign assets and liabilities; high international consumption correlations relative to output correlations; and procyclical behaviour of the rate of return on net external liabilities.

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Paper provided by Trinity College Dublin, Department of Economics in its series Economics Technical Papers with number 9811.

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  1. Sorensen, Bent E. & Wu, Yi-Tsung & Yosha, Oved & Zhu, Yu, 2007. "Home bias and international risk sharing: Twin puzzles separated at birth," Journal of International Money and Finance, Elsevier, vol. 26(4), pages 587-605, June.
  2. Philip R. Lane, 2003. "The Macroeconomics of International Financial Trade," Trinity Economics Papers 200314, Trinity College Dublin, Department of Economics.
  3. Lane, Philip R., 2003. "Financial Globalisation and the Irish Economy," Quarterly Economic Commentary: Special Articles, Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI), vol. 2003(1-Spring), pages 1-10.

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