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Capital mobility and international sharing of cyclical risk

  • Bengui, Julien
  • Mendoza, Enrique G.
  • Quadrini, Vincenzo

This paper investigates whether the international globalization of financial markets allows for significant cross-country risk-sharing at the business cycle frequency. We find that cross-country risk-sharing is still limited and this is unlikely to be the result of financial frictions that limit state-contingent contracts. Part of the limited international risk sharing could be the consequence of frictions that de-facto reduce the short-term mobility of financial capital. But even with these frictions we find significant divergence between model predictions and the data.

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Volume (Year): 60 (2013)
Issue (Month): 1 ()
Pages: 42-62

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