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Financial Integration, Growth and Volatility

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  • Anne Epaulard
  • Aude Pommeret

The aim of the paper is to evaluate the welfare gains from financial integration for developing and emerging economies. To do so, we build a stochastic endogenous growth model for a small open economy that can (i) borrow from the rest of the world, (ii) invest in foreign assets, and (iii) receive FDI. The model is calibrated on 32 emerging and developing economies for which we evaluate the upper bound for the welfare gain from financial integration. For plausible values of preference parameters and actual levels of financial integration, the mean welfare gain from financial integration is about 10 percent of the existing wealth. Compared to financial autarky, actual levels of financial integration translate into slightly higher annual growth rates (around 0.4 percentage points per year.)

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Article provided by Wiley Blackwell in its journal Pacific Economic Review.

Volume (Year): 21 (2016)
Issue (Month): 3 (08)
Pages: 330-357

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