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Financial Integration in East Asia

  • Hiroshi Fujiki

    (Director and Senior Economist, Institute for Monetary and Economic Studies, Bank of Japan (E-mail: hiroshi.fujiki@boj.or.jp))

  • Akiko Terada-Hagiwara

    (Institute for Monetary and Economic Studies, Bank of Japan (E-mail: akiko.hagiwara@boj.or.jp))

This paper examines the degree of integration into world financial markets and the impacts on several key macroeconomic variables of selected East Asian economies, and draws policy implications. According to our analysis, the degrees of integration into world financial markets in those economies are increasing. Regarding the impacts of increasing integration into world financial markets on several macroeconomic variables, we find three results. First, casual two-way plots among macroeconomic variables do not support the theoretical prediction of reduction in relative consumption volatility. Second, the saving-investment correlation is higher than those of the euro area economies. Third, the degrees of smoothing of idiosyncratic shock by cross-holding of financial assets are lower than in the euro area economies. These results suggest two policy implications. First, there is some room for improvement in welfare gains in those economies by means of further risk sharing. Second, holding all other conditions equal, the increasing integration into world financial markets alone is unlikely to provide sound grounds for a currency union in East Asia at this stage.

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Volume (Year): 25 (2007)
Issue (Month): S1 (December)
Pages: 57-100

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