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International interest rate convergence: a survey of the issues and evidence


  • Charles Pigott


World financial markets have become substantially integrated over the last two decades. Contrary to widespread expectations, however, this integration has not led to any greater convergence of interest rates across countries. This article examines why convergence has not occurred and more generally what financial integration does—and does not—mean for international interest rate relations.

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  • Charles Pigott, 1993. "International interest rate convergence: a survey of the issues and evidence," Quarterly Review, Federal Reserve Bank of New York, issue Win, pages 24-37.
  • Handle: RePEc:fip:fednqr:y:1993:i:win:p:24-37:n:v.18no.4

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