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Capital mobility and international sharing of cyclical risk

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

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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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  • Bengui, Julien & Mendoza, Enrique G. & Quadrini, Vincenzo, 2013. "Capital mobility and international sharing of cyclical risk," Journal of Monetary Economics, Elsevier, vol. 60(1), pages 42-62.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:moneco:v:60:y:2013:i:1:p:42-62
    DOI: 10.1016/j.jmoneco.2012.10.001
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