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Financial integration, GDP correlation and the endogeneity of optimum currency areas

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  • Stefano Schiavo

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    (University of Trento)

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The paper analyzes the relationship between trade, financial integration and business cycle synchronization in the euro area. The introduction of the euro has had a noticeable impact on European financial markets: we find evidence that capital markets integration exerts a positive effect on output correlation. This in turn has two major implications. First, it corroborates the hypothesis of the endogeneity of optimum currency areas, whereby after joining a monetary union countries fit better standard OCA criteria; second, it provides European policymakers with yet another reason to purse financial integration in the euro area (and in prospective members as well).

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Paper provided by University of Verona, Department of Economics in its series Working Papers with number 25.

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Date of creation: Sep 2005
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Keywords: business cycle; EMU; endogeneity; integration; optimum currency areas;

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