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Has Financial Market Integration Increased during the Nineties?


  • Juan Ayuso
  • Roberto Blanco


This paper analyses whether there has been an increase in the degree of financial market integration during the nineties. To do this, we focus on stock markets and compute, first, a number of standard measures of co-movements that sometimes are interpreted as measures of financial integration. In the second part of the paper we compute two alternative measures of market integration based on a refinement of the approach suggested by Chen and Knez (1995).

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  • Juan Ayuso & Roberto Blanco, 1999. "Has Financial Market Integration Increased during the Nineties?," Working Papers 9923, Banco de España;Working Papers Homepage.
  • Handle: RePEc:bde:wpaper:9923

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    1. Evans, Martin D.D. & Hnatkovska, Viktoria V., 2014. "International capital flows, returns and world financial integration," Journal of International Economics, Elsevier, vol. 92(1), pages 14-33.
    2. Vladimir Borgy & Valérie Mignon, 2009. "Taux d’intérêt et marchés boursiers : une analyse empirique de l’intégration financière internationale," Économie et Prévision, Programme National Persée, vol. 187(1), pages 105-121.
    3. Guglielmo Caporale & Burcu Erdogan & Vladimir Kuzin, 2015. "Testing stock market convergence: a non-linear factor approach," Empirica, Springer;Austrian Institute for Economic Research;Austrian Economic Association, vol. 42(3), pages 481-498, August.

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    JEL classification:

    • G10 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - General (includes Measurement and Data)


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