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Financial integration, information and communication technology, and macroeconomic volatility: Evidence from ten Asian economies

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This paper aims to examine the impact of financial integration and information and communication technology (ICT) development on output volatility. It applies a two-country dynamic general equilibrium model, in which ICT is assumed to increase the volume and speed of capital flows. This model predicts that economies with a high ICT development or/and a high degree of financial integration exhibit greater output fluctuations in the face of monetary policy shocks, but lower output fluctuations in the face of fiscal policy shocks. The empirical findings estimated by using the panel vector autoregression approach and impulse response analysis support these predictions.

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  • Ko, Kwan Wai, 2008. "Financial integration, information and communication technology, and macroeconomic volatility: Evidence from ten Asian economies," Research in International Business and Finance, Elsevier, vol. 22(2), pages 124-144, June.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:riibaf:v:22:y:2008:i:2:p:124-144
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