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Financial integration and consumption risk sharing and smoothing

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While paying careful attention to the stochastic properties of income process, this paper tests the joint rational expectation and permanent income hypothesis (RE/PIH) to clarify how and to what degree financial integration delinks national income and consumption. It is shown that both the OECD and the non-OECD countries benefit from financial integration in terms of consumption risk sharing and smoothing. The RE/PIH for the transitory income is not rejected for the OECD countries suggesting full consumption smoothing. Regression results also support the RE/PIH prediction that financial integration delivers even larger increases in consumption responding to positive shocks to income growth.

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  • Suzuki, Yui, 2014. "Financial integration and consumption risk sharing and smoothing," International Review of Economics & Finance, Elsevier, vol. 29(C), pages 585-598.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:reveco:v:29:y:2014:i:c:p:585-598
    DOI: 10.1016/j.iref.2013.08.005
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    Keywords

    Consumption risk sharing; Consumption smoothing; Financial integration; Permanent income; Transitory income;

    JEL classification:

    • F41 - International Economics - - Macroeconomic Aspects of International Trade and Finance - - - Open Economy Macroeconomics
    • F36 - International Economics - - International Finance - - - Financial Aspects of Economic Integration
    • E21 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Consumption, Saving, Production, Employment, and Investment - - - Consumption; Saving; Wealth

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