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A Survey of Financial Integration in East Asia; How Far? How Much Further to Go?


  • Reza Siregar

    () (School of Economics, University of Adelaide, Australia)

  • Ramkishen Rajan

    () (School of Economics, University of Adelaide, Australia)

  • Tony Cavoli

    () (School of Economics, University of Adelaide, Australia)


This paper offers a selective survey of the recent empirical literature on financial integration, the focus being on alternative definitions of financial integration and measurement issues and results. The literatures to be reviewed have been selected primarily because their analyses have included some East Asian economies. In particular, this study concentrates on the ASEAN?5 plus 3 or APT economic group (i.e. Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Korea, China and Japan) as well as Hong Kong and Chinese Taipei. These are the economies that have consciously attempted to intensify intraregional monetary and financial cooperation in the last few years, particularly since the East Asian crisis of 1997-98.

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  • Reza Siregar & Ramkishen Rajan & Tony Cavoli, 2004. "A Survey of Financial Integration in East Asia; How Far? How Much Further to Go?," Centre for International Economic Studies Working Papers 2004-01, University of Adelaide, Centre for International Economic Studies.
  • Handle: RePEc:adl:cieswp:2004-01

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    1. Morley, Bruce & Pentecost, Eric J., 1998. "Asset pricing and foreign exchange risk: econometric evidence for the G-7," Journal of International Money and Finance, Elsevier, vol. 17(2), pages 317-329, April.
    2. Ramkishen Rajan & Reza Siregar & Graham Bird, 2002. "Capital Flows and Regional Financial Interdependencies in the Context of Crises: Evidence From East Asia," Centre for International Economic Studies Working Papers 2002-19, University of Adelaide, Centre for International Economic Studies.
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    Capital controls; East Asia; equity; financial integration; parity conditions.;

    JEL classification:

    • F02 - International Economics - - General - - - International Economic Order and Integration
    • F31 - International Economics - - International Finance - - - Foreign Exchange
    • F36 - International Economics - - International Finance - - - Financial Aspects of Economic Integration


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