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Volatility in International Financial Market Issuance: The Role of the Financial Center

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  • Marco Cipriani

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  • Graciela Kaminsky

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We study the pattern of volatility of gross issuance in international capital markets since 1980. We find several short-lived episodes of high volatility. Over the long run, however, volatility has declined, suggesting that international financial integration has not made financial markets more erratic. We use VAR analysis to examine the determinants of the time-varying pattern of volatility, focusing in particular on the role of financial centers. Our results suggest that a significant portion of the decline in volatility of issuance in international capital markets can be explained by the reduction in the volatility of US interest rates. Copyright Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2007

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  • Marco Cipriani & Graciela Kaminsky, 2007. "Volatility in International Financial Market Issuance: The Role of the Financial Center," Open Economies Review, Springer, vol. 18(2), pages 157-176, April.
  • Handle: RePEc:kap:openec:v:18:y:2007:i:2:p:157-176
    DOI: 10.1007/s11079-007-9034-8
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    Volatility; Issuance; International financial markets; F3;
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